Friday, August 02, 2013

Leaving Church


I was asked earlier this year to pray about a decision. 

It was difficult and painful.

But I prayed and I saw what the Spirit was doing, if only a glimpse.

Moreso, I saw what could be.

And I made my choice.

Keisha came to the same decision.

On Sunday, July 13, we left the church.

Well… we left the local church body we were part of, which isn’t to say The Church.

No.  God forbid.

Instead, we are joining a group of followers who are going to plant a church.  We’re all willing to shuck norms and instead actively engage in the call to discipleship.  We long to become fully devoted followers of 
Christ, and we long for others to do likewise.

I miss the former body I partnered with, but Jesus said following Him would require sacrifice. 

Me, I’m willing to sacrifice anything for the Murdered One who died for me.

I’m willing to do whatever it takes.

For whoever will listen.

Wherever He leads me.

Forever.

2 comments:

Jordan Baize said...

Well said, old friend. The sacrifice is an honor. There is peace in surrender.

contemplatrix said...

I wish you and yours (to include your church family) well.

~L