When we accepted the call to come to Charlotte to help our new church family transition a church, I didn't realize the transitioning included me! One of our Godly deacons told me recently that he was slow to change but he liked what God was doing. You know what, I'm slow to change also! If we are all honest, we are. We like things that we like. I'm pretty adventurous! But, some of the pharisical ways I have are hard to go. I resist because I'm not comfortable. I read a lot of books. Since I became Lead Pastor it takes longer than it did when I was a staff member. But I'm reading The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll and it is challenging and convicting. Look at this quote:
Reformission recognizes that Christians will have differing personal convictions in matters of culture and welcomes those differences that are not sinful, because what pleases God is unity, not uniformity.Ouch! It is easy to offer advice to others. It is hard to transition ourselves. I'm trying. I'm submitting. Uggh!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/09/2006 11:25:00 AM