No Matter What

Posted by Scott Foster on

     I usually spend Wednesday mornings working on the eNews blast, finalizing the order for our Sunday church experience, and blogging. It’s one of my favorite times of the week! I love to write and some days it all just explodes out of me and other days, not so much. If you write, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

     Sometimes you have to start writing just to get some “blah, blah, blah” out on the screen in order to get to whatever you’re really trying to say. Some days, I bet you read my stuff and maybe I left in too much of the “blah, blah, blah.” I get it.

     No matter what, the Spirit is moving. The Muse is speaking. I’m listening.
     And it comes.
     No matter what.

     So today it occurs to me as I’m putting together the eNews that there is a lot going in our church! There’s a lot of balls in the air. Missions to help with, ways to Connect, and a new staff member starting next week. If you’re not getting the eNews, follow this link and you can sign up: click here.

     That’ll keep you on top of what’s happening. In fact, there are so many things, and not really enough time. That’s a good problem to have, I think. A great problem, no matter what.

     Our day camp is starting to fill up with students for the summer. We’re looking for help with the Family Promise ministry with our friends over at First Baptist, and we just announced a couple small group opportunities to connect mind, body, and the Spirit in Meditation and Pilates. It is so on!

     There are a variety of mission opportunities. Some just need stuff, and some need help. Some need both. Discipleship looks like boots on the ground, hands in the pie, and money in the bank—sometimes all three.

     No matter what, discipleship looks like you.
     This week, somebody said something like, “I just feel obligated—I feel a strong need to do this…”

     Well, guess what I call that?
     I call it “Jesus calling you to…"
     And you complete the sentence.
     Whatever it is.

     So, maybe you’re getting a similar message. A magnetic pull towards doing something, or giving stuff or money to help—helping in whatever way you can. Some days the call comes loud—really loud—and clear. Other days, it’s barely a whisper and we almost miss it.

     No matter what, the Spirit is moving.
     The Muse is speaking.
     Jesus is calling.
     Are we listening for the whisper?

     Sometimes you keep listening. You gotta just do it, be it, give it, and work it through the “blah, blah, blahs” to get to whatever’s really going on.

     And sometimes you figure out that the journey through the blah, blah, blahs is EXACTLY what’s going on and EXACTLY what you’re supposed to be hearing, doing, and seeing—no matter what.

     The Spirit moves.
     Boom!
     And Jesus just explodes out of you—
     No matter what.

     Grace & Peace,
     Scott

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