Happy Thursday, y'all!
This week we have been talking about church... as in, The Church... and how Life Happens. We have prayed for our pastors and leaders, prayed through Psalm 84, and we talked a bit about what we should find INSIDE the walls of the church. (Hint... family. We should find family.)
Today we're going to talk a little about how we are Kingdom people and how we are called to be OUTSIDE the walls of our churches, too.
We gather INSIDE, to fill up, encourage, teach and learn, and grow as a family to be refreshed and sent back OUTSIDE of the walls to live our lives out loud!
We know the Scriptures tell us that the church is called to be a city on a hill.... to be Light that shines in the darkness... to be in the world, not of it.
We know this... but we don't always DO it!
As we've been saying all week, we sometimes forget that we ARE the Church! She's us... we are Her... and I believe that we are entering in to a time and a season where the Lord is asking us to gather, yes... but it is in order to go back out!
I think He has always asked this of us... but I feel like the time is NOW to actually stop talking about the Kingdom stuff... all those Red Parts in your Bible... and to actually start stepping out and DOING them!
I could add all kinds of words here but honestly this message is why we started a church in the first place. This is a message that has become our theme in the last month at Dad's House. So rather than type it all out... I'm going to share a link here where I pray it out... and then introduce you to our lead pastor, Shawn Niles.
He will share his heart on how the Kingdom... the Church... the Bride is already equipped and ready to go out and use the gifts God has given and be the Church... be the Light... be the Love that this world is desperate to encounter.
Everyone wants a good, good Father like ours! It's just that Life Happens... and sometimes they don't know, or can't see, or haven't experienced, that He is good!
But if you are in the Family... then there is a place for you in the Kingdom and we desire to release you to be who you are, where you are, and to be the Church wherever you go.
--Not in a religious or weird way... but simply by being who you are, and following His lead!
Let's gather around and fill up inside so that we can link arms, work together, and be the Family of God on the outside!
Let's be about speaking life, being love, shining on and inviting others --not to a church service necessarily, but to a Kingdom lifestyle!
Let's invite them in to a relationship with a good, good Father and to get know His kids!
Let's no longer give in to hesitation but let's be bold and share the good news... and the good news is, "I know a Guy... and oh my goodness, is He in love with you..."
Today is Day Twenty Seven of 31 Days of Life Happens...and so We Pray! If you missed the kick-off and official 'Home page' for this series, you can go HERE and catch up! You will find links for each days' postings, added daily throughout the month. If you'd prefer to have them delivered right to you, I invite you to enter your email address to the right ('Subscribe Here') and subscribe to the blog. That way, once a week, each post is delivered to your inbox in a single email over the weekend and you'll be sure not to miss a thing!