Fellowship vs Performance

It’s Saturday–one of my favorite days of the week. Today Megan is working in Des Moines and Jon has stayed busy getting started on his next cradle. No, no news. He just wants to get going on it through the winter when he has a little more time. We’ve had the lumber for a year and it’s time. A friend of his has graciously let him use his really nice woodshop including some tools Jon doesn’t have to do the work, and he can keep it all there. I got to do some work in my kitchen (YAHOO), laundry, and working on my Blurb project. It wouldn’t really take me too long to finish entering all the text now…but have some other details to get worked in. Details, details, details. I walked on the treadmill between loads of laundry and should make some supper soon.

Thought for the day

I think it’s hard for us to remember that God is truly more interested in us and in having a close relationship with us than He is in our doctrine or our performance. I see people all the time who are conforming their outward life to what Christians are expected to do…going to church, reading the books, teaching, listening to the music, adopting the lifestyle and culture. I see others who outwardly struggle with church attendance or have little or no interest in the books, music, expectations, politics, or conversation that becomes prevalent in Christian circles. Certainly not always, but sometimes it’s the ones who are struggling who show greater humility, respect, love, gratitude, and sensitivity to Christ and His heart for the world. Too often those who are “in” the culture fully are full of themselves, prideful, and hard-hearted.
So where we struggle, let’s take heart…God is with us and on our side. He will guide us onward as we trust Him. Where we do not struggle, let’s take care…allow no pride but remember from where He has brought us and that all has been given by His grace.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3
“Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.”

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