September 2-8, 2012
The first Express Weekly will be one that will set the tone for the rest. This is going to be one of the few that is serious. I urge readers to get real with themselves and God. Set aside some time to get alone and commune with God. Talk with Him about what’s on your heart, what moves you, how you want to love Him and love others more. Be reverent yes, but remember to be authentic. He is you dad after all.
The Love Experiment (TLE) is meant to be a platform for you to make the transition to being more missional (AKA living on mission). I encourage you to pray that the Holy Spirit would fill you with God’s love and empower you to love like Jesus
Here is where the rubber meets the road. It is time to make time. We are all very busy. Most of us too busy to add anything to our schudules, let alone spend time with our own families! It is a strange phenomenon here in America. We cram our schedules full and then complain we are so busy. Ask God what you could remove from your weekly schedule.
If we think we can become more missional by adding something to our schedule we are mistaken though. This whole experiment is based on the idea that loving God and our neighbor is not a project, it is a way of life. It involves free time. It involves relationships. So, remove something from your schedule and replace it with absolutely nothing. Yep, maybe you have heard of that strange thing called free time. The free time is meant to create a space for relationships when they happen. Go see a neighbor, bake cookies for someone, invite someone for coffee. The Great Commission calls us to make disciples. Discipleship requires relationships! Make some.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)
Remember to check out the forum next week and post your experience and thoughts on Week #1.
Walk in Love my friends,
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