Friday, September 22, 2006

God is already there, already working

Was chatting with aforementioned wise mate today, pulling out weeds is also a great tool for conversation, as well as earning money.

We were chatting about our different areas and passions for mission, and I was really stoked to hear him getting his head around the concept that it wasn't him going to a place to take God there, but it was God who was there first, already working, and it was just his job to join in what God is already going.

I've found this to be a really helpful missiological principle, so thought I'd share it with the rest of the blog world! Stop asking God to bless your ideas and what you're doing, but jump on board with what he's doing, and hopefully the two will soon become one!

1 comment:

mase said...

hey digs. reminds me of something i read in one of Corrie Ten Boom's books (which i just finished reading).
She said, instead of her writing out her schedule and writing her signature on the bottom, she learnt to get God to write out the schedule and then she'd 'sign' her name at the bottom. Cool slant on that kinda thing, i reckon.
Mase.