In so many ways, I’ve just botched it up….
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
we live a pretty comfy life here in the states. maybe that’s our problem. for the most part, we dress how we want to, eat what we want, watch what we want, listen to what we want and worship when we want….hmmmm, comfy = apathy much?
Scary…that God would allow something to disrupt our cushie-ness, in order to experience true Acts 2:42-47 worship. As I reflect [Acts, Mike Yaconelli quotes and conversations the past week or so]….it seems as though the one thing stopping us from responding to what God wants to do through us is our business of comfort….weird that has such an effect that we plan our entire year and holiday season on the moments we are able to relax. And when the sin and consequences of sin directly related to exhausting ourselves with meaninglessness (as defined in Ecclesiastes) have taken our freedoms there seems to be nothing left but to talk about it…or in this case, write about it on a blog.
“Voices surround us, always telling us to move faster. It may be our boss, our pastor, our parents, our wives, our husbands, our politicians, or, sadly, even ourselves. So we comply. We increase the speed. We live life in the fast lane because we have no slow lanes anymore. Every lane is fast, and the only comfort our culture can offer is more lanes and increased speed limits. The result? Too many of us are running as fast as we can, and an alarming number of us are running much faster than we can sustain.”
— Mike Yaconelli
— Mike Yaconelli
[…and the only comfort our culture can offer is more lanes and increased speed limits. The result? Too many of us are running as fast as we can, and an alarming number of us are running much faster than we can sustain.]