DISCIPLING: PROCLAIMING, HELPING

 

On the Way

Follow The Dream

Acts 16:9-15
© Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved

A dream,
a hope,
an urge,
some kind of goad,
and disciples are off and running,
map in hand,
supplies laid in,
and doing what they do best—
telling and sharing the story,
mixing it up with the folk,
where the folk gather,
and baptizing any who ask.
How it’s done.
What it is.
Living lives that follow the dream.
Then,
just being real.
You do know,
and I know you do,
that God has called each of us
do to some part of the Gospel work.
Listen to this!!!

GOD HAS CALLED US TO BE US
NOT TO BE SOMEONE ELSE.

I think that being our authentic selves
just might be
the hardest task we have been given.
There are no excuses, here.
No,
“If I was like Paul…”
Or,
“If I could be like Lydia…”
Or,
“I’m not a minister,
a trained chaplain,
or even qualified.”
When God calls us,
God sees us as we are,
God sees us how we are,
and
God calls that person,
not the fiction
we think we should be,
because,
in the end that fiction
is just an excuse.
So
what is
your dream,
your hope,
your urge?
What kind of goad,
is it that will set you,
who are called to be disciples,
and that would be you,
you know,
off and running,
map in hand,
supplies laid in,
and doing what you do best—
telling and sharing the story?

An invitation to share the story —

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