So today was my last Sunday at Rockville Church. What a blessing and honor to be a part of such a great family. I also happen to be moving to Harrisburg, Pa Tuesday to go on staff with Fire and Fragrance. Tuesday…Extremely loud and incredibly close. Anyways as a result I feel somewhat obligated to say a few words.
How awesome would it be if there was an invention that wrote down every single thought you had in a day? Since no such thing exists, at least not to my knowledge, I will attempt to write all the thoughts out manually.
Money. So obviously I am in need financially for the trip and with that it seems there is a bit of fear about finances. Funny how our minds work. I currently have more money in my bank account than I have had in a LONG time, but for some reason I still fear. Fear always has to do with the future. What might happen or what might not happen. Since it is always future tense, for me at least, i’m beginning to think fear in and of itself is an illusion. Forget fear that there might not be enough in the future. I am just gonna enjoy and devour my daily bread.
Grace. Getting what you don’t deserve. God’s entire being is love and grace. It is the mechanics and make up of His DNA. His grace is invading everything. Consuming us. Saturating humanity. He swallowed us up in Himself and since He is love and grace we are overcome on every side by goodness. You can try to resist grace all you want. Like the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son who was furious with the Fathers grace. He insisted on getting what he deserved and left the party out of his own self righteousness. He refused to be a part of a house that blessed the undeserving, the losers, the ones who never got it right. However, even if you walk out of the party the Father will be right there with you outside until you agree to come home to the party. God doesn’t give up on us. Its time we stop adding conditions on to grace because we think someone may abuse it. Lets begin to believe in loves power to change everything. Resistance is futile. Let love win.
Thank you. Thank you to everyone who made this happen. If I start making a list I will never finish, but if you are reading this you are included. I wanna cry when I think about all that people who are supporting me and my vision. Gods goodness and faithfulness are not intangible. He has been good to me.
I hate goodbyes with a fiery passion.