Here to There
It was really birthed from a holy restlessness. As we sat and processed where the Lord might be leading us for our study to kick off 2019, there was a sense in the room that we need to continue to fight the urge to become comfortable with our current position. Are we on mission or becoming too institutional? Are we measuring success with the right metrics? Is there a sense of contentment with our past accomplishments at the cost of a hunger for a fresh move of the Spirit? Are we letting Jesus guide us? Is where we are right now where we ought to be? And if it’s not, what do we need to do to get into a position for God to take us from where we are (here) to where we ought to be (there)? 2000 years ago, Jesus was walking on a shoreline. He looked out at some young fishermen and invited them on a journey with three words: “Come, follow me.” In that invitation, Jesus was inviting these young men on a journey from being fishermen to becoming fishers of men. One of those young men was named Peter. He chose to leave his fishing net behind and follow Jesus. The journey was marked by some incredibly high highs, and some very low lows. In the end, Jesus took Peter from the place he was (here) and led him to a place where he became instrumental in the world-changing message of the Gospel (there). Back to this holy restlessness. We believe that Jesus is stirring and calling us to something more. Just as He did with Peter, God is wanting to take you and me on a journey from here (where we are) to there (where He’s calling us). Let’s embrace this journey together.