BLOGWORDS – Sunday 7 August 2016 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY THIS TITLE
FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY THIS TITLE (when you’re tired)
reposted from 7 August 2016
Because sometimes you can’t make it to church. Or, what the world commonly thinks of as church.
But what is church, really?
And sometimes that fellowship is one on One, deep calling unto Deep. Everyone has their special place of personal communion. For me, that “place” it outdoors. Preferably under a canopy of trees. Preferably in the mountains, with a creek singing nearby.
But that doesn’t always happen and sometimes church is right here on the couch. Or better yet, outside… you guessed it, on the front porch. Just me and Father God.
Even better if it’s raining. And yes, thunder and lightning’ing.
No great theological discourse. No lamenting prayers—or maybe there are. Not hours of reading the Bible. No singing and dancing and praising Him, even. Just abiding.
Sitting, quietly, still, in His presence. For truly, we walk in His presence 24/7. We just don’t pause to acknowledge—and we usually don’t yield to His call, nay His whisper to be still.
Learning to be still. Learning to hear His voice. To recognize and acknowledge His presence. And learning how to walk and talk with Him in every moment of every day as good friends should and do.
Because He is a friend. And friends do stuff. And sometimes they just sits. Quietly. Being friends.
So yes, come sit on the front porch with me, spend some time with me, with Father God. Come, let us fellowship together, right on the front porch.
And tell me what are your favourite moments with Father God? Where do you find Him? What is your secret place, your place of communion?
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