Thinking About...Community. How all our hearts yearn for it. To be wanted. To be needed. To belong. We find community in many different places: family, friends, church, ministry, cyberspace ;). In some respects it is easy to find, BUT hard to cultivate, nurture and grow. It is something that has to be natural, organic and have a base of commonality.
I have been thinking how I can better serve others around me from the people closest to me- to the people you randomly encounter in your day. I want to be a light. I want to leave a positive impact on the world- and even greater I want people to understand the love of Christ through me.
We are very blessed to live in a place where we are surrounded by family and life-long friends. Community is at our finger tips all the time, but can be so easily taken for granted and not cultivated. Community needs to be purposeful. Intentional. If we forget to put forth the effort to get together and invest in the each others lives....community is lost. So even when community is easily found, it can be difficult to make it really come together.
We are blessed that this weekend we were intentional. We made an effort. We spent time just to be together. For that I am grateful. I hope I can continue to learn to cultivate community in the lives of the people the Lord has put into my life.
Thankful For... Living in a beautiful place. The Lord moves me through nature and I can feel my heart soaring when I am inspired by the beauty HE has created.
What about you? What are you CURRENTLY up to?