I understand better the dangers Jesus discussed so incisively in the Sermon on the Mount: how quickly we accuse others of murder and neglect our own anger, or adultery and neglect our own lust. Grace dies when it becomes us versus them.
God sends me. He gives me assignments. I'm still humbled and trying to make sense of that. If you've been following I Am Jonah you should know, by now, how humbling I feel in this regard. When God gives me assignments something about me is revealed. More than me, but He is also revealed. It is through cracked vessels God's light shines. It is in our humanness and frailty that God's treasure is not only kept but also shared with others. There are instances when God sends me and there are assignments that aren't for me. God has His purposes for Continue Reading [...]
Following Christ should be a grand adventure. Some Christ followers misrepresent Christ and what it means to follow Him. One of the reasons for this is a lack of vulnerability. Worth Nothing Jon Acuff did a post, Should Christianity Be So Boring, for CNN Belief. Jon gives an unusual but true insight into God's heart. He unpacks what this should mean for Christ followers. Like me, you might be pleasantly surprised. Get a perspective on God's heart and what running to Him is really like. In the taste of I Am Jonah, Thom Rainer gets very Continue Reading [...]
Jonah notes is about highlighting anything noteworthy fitting into the I Am Jonah theme. This is the first (hopefully of many) of summaries of things worth noting. The series will focus on things that we need to grapple with, in search for alignment with what God expects of me, of us, as Christ followers. The Meaning Of Christian Community This was a post by Joel J. Miller, author of Lifted by Angels. His post, "What does 'Christian' community mean?” raises the question of how we are to be part of the community of believers. What is Continue Reading [...]