Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Adventure Begins...

The speed with which time seems to pass on the west coast is that of both immense discomfort and surprising severity. 

Fourteen days, seven hours, and eleven seconds.

Although unnerved by the realization that the entirety of two weeks has already slipped by, I'm thrilled to be challenged by such intentional community and academics. 

My scripture meditation this morning was spent enveloped by evergreens, resting under the cedar roof of a small gazebo and glancing upward ever so often at the looming fog. Amidst the brisk air, I was drawn to a particular passage:

"So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." 
Philippians 2:1-4

It's abundantly clear that examining the life of Christ leads to taking the form of a servant and humbling yourself in obedience. We are to follow Christ's example of Humility.

During our eight months of adventure and growth, each Kaleo student is assigned a Church to minister in and given an opportunity to experience a different worship setting than that of your home Church and to offer yourself in service for the growth of their community. Though I've only been able to attend two services, I'm already overwhlelmed by the hospitality and the genuine faith of the small congregation. In the coming months I eagerly anticipate the joy of leading along side them in youth events and Sunday morning worship. The denomination of the Church I've been assigned is that of quite a significant difference from my beloved congregation at home. However, I have been so encouraged to see the various ways the body of Christ can bring glory to our Fathers name. Such an immense privilege it is to experience the presence of God is so many diverse places! 

Keep an eye out for further writings on my adventures (and challenges!) out here on Vancouver Island.

Live in intentional intimacy with Him ... allow your spiritual walk to flourish in coexistence with obedience

May the peace of our Lord Jesus be with you,