He will show me. // what we are doing and why

When I came back from living in China, I knew the Lord was calling me OUT of church as I’d known it, but I had no idea what that would mean, until one day…

I was sitting outside of one of my favorite coffee shops in San Diego, reading a book on my kindle, called “Reimagining Church” by Frank Viola. I was reading “Chapter 2: Reimagining the Church Meeting.” At the end of the chapter there is a section titled, “What Does it Look Like Today?” As I clicked through those pages, something was happening in my spirit. I wiped a drop of water off of my kindle screen, and then another. I looked up into the sky. There were no clouds. “Where did those drops come from?” I thought to myself, and then I felt them. Tears, streaming down my face.

Have you ever done that? Cried without being conscious of doing so? It was an overwhelming experience. I had to put my kindle down and close my eyes.

This is it, isn’t it?
This is why I’m back?
This is what You have for me?

Yes, my child.
This – my bride – is my passion.
It is why you live.
It is why you are back.
It is what I have for you.
It is what you have for me.

How will I find it?
Is it really POSSIBLE?

In Me, everything is possible, my dear.
I will show you.
Just trust me.
Walk with me.
I will take you there.

I kept my eyes closed for a while, just soaking in the glory of the moment.

He will show me.
He will show me.

And He has. Ohh, He has.

Today, I sit in a coffee shop 2,030 miles away from where I was that day. {Yes, I did actually just google map it.} I moved here 1.5 years ago to be part of an “organic church” body.

It is more glorious than I dreamed and I’d like to start telling you more about it here. My goal in sharing is really not to convince you that “organic church” is what you need to be doing, nor is my goal to convince you that what you are currently doing is not what the Lord has for you. That’s not for me to decide. Christ is more than able to move our minds and hearts when and how He desires, and I’m learning more and more to trust Him to do so. I simply desire to express Christ, and to share how I have experienced/am experiencing Him here.

A while back, a dear friend of mine sent me a list of questions about what we are doing and why. I meant to answer sooner, but I suppose it just wasn’t time. I’m going to start using her questions as springboards for conversation here. Along the way, if you have questions, feel free to ask them and I’ll do what I can to answer.

2 thoughts on “He will show me. // what we are doing and why

  1. As Christians, we seek to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ through the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Christian living is not just about going to church once a week for a service but rather living a life for Christ on a daily basis and allowing ourselves to grow from within. We have to turn from the world’s way of thinking to God’s way of thinking on issues. I wish yoy well on your new journey.

    But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:18

    Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
    Romans 12:2

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