I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. Currently I am writing my way through Judges sharing glimpses of God's heart and character for a weekday devotional. To check out the entire series so far head on over the the Judges Devotional. And if you blog, come on over on Friday's for a blog link up.
When was the last time you saw a group of people put differences aside and really come together and work on something?
Perhaps an event (like the Uniquely Made Conference, that Angi, Mary, Kate and I, and others are speaking at tomorrow. Will you pray for us?), or tragedy or mission. Well, what you experienced, the feelings and focus was probably a lot like what was going on with the Israelites after the dreaded last half of chapter 19 from yesterday.
"Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came out as one man and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah. The leaders of all the people of the tribes of Israel took their places in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand soldiers armed with swords." Judges 20:1-2
I love that, when everyone is just clicking along, so much seems to get accomplished. No bickering and having to talk through every tiny incident, no gossip and focusing on mending relationships. Everyone is just focused and contributing what they have toward the goal. Being a part of a healthy team is just so satisfying.
How cool is it that that is what God calls us to, what we get to be part of when we surrender our life to Him, a family, yes, but also a team. And yes, sometimes we may look like Asher's little 4 year old soccer team running around not really knowing what they are doing. But when a goal is scored the crowd of mostly proud parents erupts. (I say mostly because my kid is the one who can't stop talking. Talking on the side lines to the parents, to the coach, to anyone while all the other kids are running around trying to kick the ball. I wish I could show you the video... it is so funny! Picture a little 4 year old cutie running by me with a giant smile just be on camera then goes back to talking. Pretty sure I'm raising a politician whose gonna love Jesus.)
I just wish it didn't take so much to get us to team up. I wish it didn't take tragedy for believers to gather together and say NO MORE!
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