I've always loved that video. It has always inspired me and moved me.
I guess today I have a lot on my heart to share. I'm not sure how best to share it. But here it goes.
Many of you know Josh and I's passion for worship. Our passion for a different kind of church and worship experience. One that we were blessed to be involved with in Lincoln, NE. We feel that God revealed Himself to us through the people and leadership of Rivertree. We have tried to share that experience here in Rapid City. However, we haven't yet found the right fit. This hasn't killed our passion. It hasn't changed our hearts. We still feel God prompting us to start something new/to be a part of something new. To share our experience. To share God's love and grace by loving people.
Recently we went back to Lincoln to be a part of something exciting. One of the leaders we were with at Rivertree started another church in Lincoln. Mosiac. We were so blessed to be there. To not only support these guys, but to be inspired as well. To refuel our hope and hearts to hopefully do the same thing.
I guess maybe I'm asking for your prayers? Support? Thoughts? Listening ears? Who knows I'm sharing. Sharing my heart to see God's love expressed in an other way. For Josh and I to take all of our experiences and use them to glorify God. To share his love with those around us. To help others create a relationship with Him.
Today, I watched the Rob Bell video: Rhythm. His Nooma videos are great. I encourage anyone to watch them. But in this video, it talks about having a relationship with God. Most people don't even know what that means or how to have one. Rob explains the difficulty he himself finds in understanding this concept. It relates it to a song. How this song is captivating. It been captivating people for centuries. Each person has this song written on their hearts. He shares that Jesus came to show LOVE. That he is the way, truth, and the life. God's love is unconditional, crazy, powerful, and in tune with the song. He expresses how we understand the concepts: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. We see that. Jesus lived that. We can related to that. We can play that song. Rob expresses that when we live as Christ we live in tune with God; you are in relationship with Him.
Josh and I have a song. Written on our hearts. One that not only expresses God's love and goodness, but it expresses it in our own way. We have a strong desire to share that song. To share a message that God has shared with us. To love Him. To love others. To be the church.
"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we don't even know what we should pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27in harmony with God’s own will. 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory." -Rom. 8:26-30
“You can have a sense of destiny because you know that God has considered every contingency in your life, and He always has your best interest at heart. And that sense of destiny, rooted in the sovereignty of God, helps you pray the unthinkable and the impossible.” –Mark Batterson