Writing these blogs does not always come easy. I don’t feel the pressure to have to write something. If that happens I know that it’s a misuse of time putting something together to write about it.
Over the past few weeks there just happens to have been a decent thread of issues to whet my writing appetite. So to varying degrees of success, I have been able to post something. Coming across Psalm 146 again recently, has fired up a whole new series of matters to blog about, which I was all set to to do as of today.
I have the great pleasure and privilege of being part of a home fellowship. The beauty of home fellowship is that not only is it in the home but it is a great way of feeling at home with people who are brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s not always obvious that I am a part of a family in a construct that was never designed to scream family, but other things like crowd, audience and spectators.
Anyway, in the home group, among other things, we got to sharing about matters of the heart and that’s a beautiful thing about being family – the space to be able to do that. As we shared, I reflected on what drives us. What is it that really gets us going? Of the various factors that could drive us, we as a group renewed our desire to be driven by a desire to pursue the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Hungering and thirsting after righteousness is the only thing that can ever truly satisfy. Being driven by that desire is about having the desire to be like Jesus and letting the same Spirit that inspired and lead him be the same that motivates and drives us.
As we’re driven by that, it makes sense that we will never truly accept the status quo as long as it doesn’t line up with the reality of the Kingdom. We won’t accept that in our own lives, we won’t settle for that in the lives of our loved ones, we won’t applaud that in the lives of the world around us. His Kingdom come and His will done is something that gets us moving on and right move on it is too.
2017 has featured a number of goals and desires I had, which God has allowed to happen, not for me to get all giddy on getting my heart’s desires, but to trust Him more in pursuing His. So I really want to see His Kingdom and will done in my life, in the life of my family, the community of grace to which I belong and the city in which I live. I want it to be experienced by brothers and sisters around the world and by strangers and enemies close to home and in distant lands.
It is something that gives me the drive to get a right move on.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden