Since the Covid virus has altered our lives, I have posted about the possible opportunities of these times:
- Virtual gatherings - developing our community life with online tools
- Missional opportunities that may have arisen due to life uncertainties of those around us
But one of the obvious opportunities for many of us (not all) is the time to dig deeper into a more intimate life with God.
As with these previous posts, I mostly want to hear from you as we encourage one another what it means to refresh our relationship with God and go deeper.
Simple church / house church is not about a church model, rather a lifestyle that arises organically out of a person’s relationship with God.
If I can quote from myself in Simple/House Church Revolution:
Jesus did not invite us to follow a religion of rules, nor did he mandate an order of service or church structure to follow. He did ask us to follow him. Out of that flows all of the life, joy, and power that we need to live fully in him and for him…
We discover that there is no end to the depth of relationship that God desires with us and offers to us. Although we make many missteps on the journey into intimacy with Jesus—faltering, hesitating, becoming religious and proud, distancing, retreating—God never gives up on his quest to be close to us…
If I were to point to one great need for us, as God’s people, who desire to experience a deeper intimacy with God, it would be the need for more solitude out of which comes a more available listening heart…
Finally, I do want to acknowledge that there are still many people who have less time than ever because they are serving in essential services or as frontline healthcare workers or have children at home. May we keep all such people/friends in our prayers!