Thursday, March 12, 2009


...last night Kong Hee made an off-hand remark thAt the church is called to be a light to the world, not a light to orhar churches

And I was quite convicted

Truthfully, I don't spend a ton of time thinking about leading other churches by example or outdoing them or anything like that...but there is an expectation of the winds (both inside and out) to be on the leading edge

That's cool

That's part of our DNA, our story, our gift, etc

But I felt released from some of those expectations last night in a new way

That moment coincides with a recent conversation I had with Ben re the winds where he expressed a certain shock at my lack of deep concern for making sure ww was at the top of the creative church heap

But- there again - it's not being cool that truly drives me

I don't want to be a light to other churches

I don't want the winds to focus on being a light to other churches

I want to bring light to the world

I want more people to know Jesus better
I want more people to walk in closer step with the Spirit
I want more people to better obey the Father

I want the world to know that a better life is available, with a deep and meaningful joy available for all


That's what I'm after, and - God - please remind me of that higher calling everytime I let it slip

1 comment:

  1. hell ya!

    I love this post. I love you Dave!