Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Moving Forward


2 John 5-6 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church if you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, walking in light and truth...

Sending someone forward...do we? are we? am I?
Sending someone forward to Jesus...
to wholeness...
to forgiveness...
to reconciliation...
to restoration...
to restitution...
to the Truth...
to the word...
to prayer...
to grace...
to acceptance...
to peace...
to sincere discipleship...
to true relationship...
to honest friendship with Jesus...

Do people feel 'sent forward' after leaving our space? 
What if sending someone forward is a temporary redirection to their past?  
Like taking responsibility for wrongs committed and doing the hard work of asking someone's forgiveness? 
Is all that being done in a manner worthy of God?  
Just what does THAT look like particular to the moment we're sharing? 

Father, help us this day, this moment, with the precious people you have entrusted in our lives to love them well with Your love, and help them, whatever that looks like, to move forward in the adventure You have for them. Help us to walk in Your abilities in our weakness and that they would sense Your all-encompassing love. 
Because of Jesus.  Amen. 



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