As we continue to wrestle with aligning ourselves towards what being "sent" looks like for the network, here are some thoughts...
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.[a]
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”[b]
So where is the "land He is showing us" (v1) and who are "all peoples" (v3)?
"I'm continually brought back to God saying, "I've rescued you, son. You're free to play and let me be your Father. Do you believe that I am good? Go into the places that others are too afraid to go... places that are full of people that have lost hope and become their friends - like I have become yours. Tell them how they can be rescued. Be willing to share your story - not your false self. It will be messy and risky because the enemy has caused them to be a mess and they are risky. But it will be a worthy adventure because the stories will tell of a Gospel that changes everything. Don't go at this alone! Find others that desire this, too! Tell them to risk it all. Invite them to sail with you... workwomen and workmen that can tie lines and love to fish. Ones that jump into the water if you fall out of the boat. Don't fear the sea... for I'm there in the uncertainty. I'll be a lighthouse. So... will you come and die at sea or will you, instead, build your house on sand?" - Thomas Blevins
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