My favorite scripture insight of the week:
Ephesians 4 uses the word “calling” uniquely. Yes, calling has to do with gifting, ministry, and life purpose, but Ephesians also teaches that our calling is unity with other believers.
Ephesians 4:1-3 reads: “… walk in a manner worthy of your calling … being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit.”
In spite of our differences – and 2019 is a year of differences. In spite of so many varying viewpoints in the church – we are called to unity.
This makes sense as our calling for gifts and ministry would be ineffective without unity with other believers!
I was up early Friday morning.
From 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., I hosted a First Steps Conversations webinar for a group of believers and church leaders in the Philippines. I’ve been working on a Zoom studio in my house during the COVID crisis, and I hope to soon be podcasting Interruptions.
My view at the Zoom studio at 2 a.m.:
- That Jesus would have final and complete victory over the COVID crisis.
- That the presence of Jesus would bring peace to all of you!
- That 500 would sign up for Interruptions in the USA. Please forward the Interruptions next week.
Testimony from an Interrupter (someone who reads Interruptions) … Expect God to do something miraculous this week!
Walking downstairs with toddler in arms … trip over toy on fourth or fifth step. Prayer consisted of “OH, GOD!”, as I rolled to my left with arms wrapped around child then landed flat on my back on the tile/concrete landing.
Child giggling in my arms said, “Let’s do that again, Dad!”
“No son, that was a one-time ride!”, as I reflected and wondered just where those feather pillows were that had just caught my body slam?