Making This Easy

This Sunday was awesome.  We finished taking another group of  9 people through Nav 2:7.  We celebrated by having a pot luck and finishing the last two chapters.  We then gave each of the participants a gift and did a prayer of blessing on them.  As we left, I felt a real strong leaning toward talking to one of the guys who’s really come alive and ask him if he would like to meet one-on-one to disciple him this summer.

I let it slide Sunday.  Yesterday I did a 3-mile run.  As I was heading home, I was listening to “The Holy Spirit, pt. 7” from Frances Chan |  Listen in iTunes.  I was thinking about him and how I needed to call him.  I set out to do it when I got home.  Literally at that moment, or about that moment, a car pulls up next to me.  It’s him.  Out of nowhere.  Now keep in mind that he’s pretty introverted.  He stops to say hi.  I asked him if he was going to be home later tonight.  That there was something I wanted to talk to him about.  He said, “I’m free right now.  I’ll meet you in the parking lot right up here.”  As he pulled in front of me and parked, I had about 2 minutes of walking to get to him.  I simply smiled, chuckled, looked up and said to the Holy Spirit, “You’re making this way too easy.”.

We spoke for a little while on the idea of meeting for discipleship.  He was very interested.  Hungry.  He’s the real deal.  I really like this guy.  He’s going to be even more amazing as he comes alive through discipleship.  He was asking questions like, “What will we do?  How does this work?”  I loved it.  Then he asked, “What’s a small group?”  Exciting and sad.  As I walked home I smiled.  Why?  Because sometimes, well, most of the time in my spiritual journey, I don’t really feel connected to God.  It’s more faith than anything.  I believe.  I trust.  But I don’t experience.  I know my experience can’t be what I worship.  So, I’ve been content to believe and trust.  But lately, I’m experiencing the Presence.  And I don’t want to go back.  Cause days like today, I know exactly what God is calling me to do.

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