This month of the #write31days challenge has been quite a ride! Posting daily has not been a discipline for me in my six year blogging life and I have to say, I’ve actually enjoyed it in many ways. There were hard days and easy days, but that’s just life, right?
I am spending the weekend in the mountains of Idyllwild, CA with the sweet people of Westminster Christian Assembly. The theme of the weekend is based on Psalm 97:1 Let all the earth rejoice! I will have the privilege of speaking three times: Rejoicing in Rest, Rejoicing in Re-creation and Rejoicing in Renewal.
I love being able to put into action what I’ve been learning: to rely on listening the Holy Spirit to guide my planning and preparation; demonstrating what Living in Tandem can look like. These are God’s people and He knows what they will benefit from hearing, what encouragement they need.
We all need to make time to be silent with Him.
We all need time to re-create in His Presence.
We all need to invest and prioritize time with others to be living life with them.
Learning to live in tandem is a process. No one gets on the bike and takes off without developing some awareness of what’s involved. Submitting my will to God has not come without struggle or missteps. But He looks at me and you with eyes filled with love when we’ve slipped…
‘“My grace is sufficient for you for My power is made perfect in weakness..” Therefore I will boast all the more in my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’
I need reminding that the work is already done. All I need to do is join in with what God is already doing. Henri Nouwen said it this way:
Spiritual Formation is simply following the movements of the Spirit.
Truly friends, Living in Tandem is simply that; learning to follow rather than trying to control.
My prayer for us is simple.
Help us to know You more Lord. Help us to be willing to let go of our need to control. Help us to follow the movements of the Spirit where He leads.