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Imitate Who Christ Is

“The imitation of Christ does not mean to live a life like Christ, but to live your life as authentically as Christ lived his…”  (Henri Nouwen)

Are we really called to do all the things that Christ did in His life?  Speak, heal, kick out demons, lead, rebel, sacrifice, love, and more?  Yes, Jesus very clearly tells us we will do even more than he did (John 14:12-14)… but here is where we get stuck:  How do we live this way?  How do we actually do these things in our daily life?

Imitate Who Christ Is

“The imitation of Christ does not mean to live a life like Christ, but to live your life as authentically as Christ lived his…”  (Henri Nouwen)

Are we really called to do all the things that Christ did in His life?  Speak, heal, kick out demons, lead, rebel, sacrifice, love, and more?  Yes, Jesus very clearly tells us we will do even more than he did (John 14:12-14)… but here is where we get stuck:  How do we live this way?  How do we actually do these things in our daily life?

Hero

You are the hero of your story.  We don’t always feel this way, but it’s true.  Often, we are fearful that we are not worthy or do not have what it takes to play an important role.  Sometimes, in response, we will hide, terrified that someone will find us out or on the other end of things, we strut around with our chest out like rooster, comically portraying a false sense of confidence, hoping people will buy the facade.  Either reaction is not truthful to who we are.

Hero

You are the hero of your story.  We don’t always feel this way, but it’s true.  Often, we are fearful that we are not worthy or do not have what it takes to play an important role.  Sometimes, in response, we will hide, terrified that someone will find us out or on the other end of things, we strut around with our chest out like rooster, comically portraying a false sense of confidence, hoping people will buy the facade.  Either reaction is not truthful to who we are.

Walk in the Light

What’s it like to have Jesus “move into the neighborhood?” Eugene Peterson used the “neighborhood” analogy in John 1:14 in THE MESSAGE.

At first blush, who wouldn’t want to welcome a neighbor who is kind and considerate; who enjoys neighborhood gatherings and welcomes everyone?

Walk in the Light

What’s it like to have Jesus “move into the neighborhood?” Eugene Peterson used the “neighborhood” analogy in John 1:14 in THE MESSAGE.

At first blush, who wouldn’t want to welcome a neighbor who is kind and considerate; who enjoys neighborhood gatherings and welcomes everyone?

Dandelions – Part 2

I always take the last covenant of silence for myself at the True Pursuit weekends.  This is a time that the TP Team takes to debrief the Sonship talk as we do with all the others, but the guys understand that I do this for my heart.  The 2019 MI TP Weekend was no different.  I hugged Patrick as he got done with his Sonship talk, told him I loved him and walked out into the sunshine.  After some grey and rain the previous days the light and warmth felt so good!  As I walked, I prayed and opened my heart and body up as I usually do. 

Dandelions – Part 2

I always take the last covenant of silence for myself at the True Pursuit weekends.  This is a time that the TP Team takes to debrief the Sonship talk as we do with all the others, but the guys understand that I do this for my heart.  The 2019 MI TP Weekend was no different.  I hugged Patrick as he got done with his Sonship talk, told him I loved him and walked out into the sunshine.  After some grey and rain the previous days the light and warmth felt so good!  As I walked, I prayed and opened my heart and body up as I usually do. 

Dandelions – Part 1

I have been married for over twenty years.  In those twenty years it seems nearly every significant fight with my wife could be traced back to some stupid, innocuous, or downright ridiculous statement.  I have also grown to understand the amount of warfare that intensifies as we (the True Pursuit Team) come up to a weekend of ministry.  That was why I found myself picking dandelions out of my yard on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, when I would rather have been smoking a cigar.  Let me explain . . .

Dandelions – Part 1

I have been married for over twenty years.  In those twenty years it seems nearly every significant fight with my wife could be traced back to some stupid, innocuous, or downright ridiculous statement.  I have also grown to understand the amount of warfare that intensifies as we (the True Pursuit Team) come up to a weekend of ministry.  That was why I found myself picking dandelions out of my yard on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, when I would rather have been smoking a cigar.  Let me explain . . .