You know how people go on a mission trip and come back fired up? They share pictures and testimonies, and you listen politely and share their excitement. But eventually you grow a little tired of hearing them yak about their stories and wish they’d talk about something else?
Ooh, I can feel you squirming, but stick with me. I’m just being real.
You see, when you’re the participant, you come back overflowing with stories. You can’t help but share it with anyone who’ll listen.
When you’re the spectator, you can share in the excitement up to a point, but – since we’re being brutally honest – it’s impossible to have the same level of enthusiasm. It just IS because you weren’t there.
I feel your pain. You’ll be relieved to know I keep some posts in Draft Mode, ready to schedule for such a time as this. I’ll be rolling out a couple of those in the coming weeks so you won’t feel smothered by Guatemala. But…
Would you permit me one last random post from the trip?
I want to reflect on some of the wonderful new friends I made.
We had some great days of service and some awesome times of worship. I had several chats that allowed me to take a little peek inside hearts. Of course we know that we’re all parts of the body and God uses us all to accomplish His purposes, etc. etc. but it’s exciting to meet some new body parts and hear how God is moving in their lives.
For some, it’s a complete change; for others, it’s a more intent focus.
For some, it’s about career; for others, it’s about ministry.
For ALL of us, it’s about a stirring of hearts.
It’s made me take another look at myself. I know I need to make adjustments in certain areas, but there are a couple of new things that have me a little… well, overwhelmed. I can’t help but wonder what might be on the horizon.
Whatever it is, you can be sure I’ll be all fired up and yakking about it.
Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and
each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.
~1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT)
What about you? What are some ways YOU serve in the Body?
(PLEASE SHARE! You never know when your comment might spark an idea for someone else. Just another way the Holy Spirit moves in the Body of Christ!)