In light of me giving birth today, and with our current theme of "Summer School" at 3rdRace.org, here are a few things the Lord has given me deeper teaching in over the past 9 months about His Life as physical life was growing in me. Hope they are encouraging reminders for you:
Churches, like the Church, are organisms which spring out of Life, which Life itself springs out of the Cross of Christ wrought into the very being of believers.
This week, I’ve been with most of the other bloggers on 3rdRace.org. We were supremely blessed to stay with Tim at his home in Arizona. The Lord used this time to coalesce and solidify some recent thoughts I’ve been having, specifically regarding the weaknesses of the IC (institutional church).
I'm a black woman. I’m married to a tall, urban black man who wears dreadlocs and was born and raised amongst the violence and crime of the South Philadelphia streets. I also have an abandoned heart to Jesus Christ. I have pledged an allegiance to His kingdom as a citizen of heaven in a new nation a part of a new race. I am eternally grateful to Him choosing to have His way through me and for His grace.
Have you ever tried to meet with a group of Christians to specifically focus on the Lord Jesus Christ with every member functioning under the Headship of Jesus Christ? Really? If you have experienced that then you know how glorious it is.
As with everything else with the Lord, when it comes to saying no, there is a balance, or opposite-seeming truth that coincides (e.g. we're dead to sin, but alive to Christ). While we encourage you to say no to negative, destructive thoughts, we now encourage you to say yes to the Lord and His Body. So, for today's summer school lesson, let's discuss how to say yes.
This month, the 3rdRace.org community is blogging on the theme of "summer school.” After reading Luke 2:41-52, and knowing that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, here is a question for you: “How can our omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God be... ever growing, ever learning, ever increasing?”
Recently I heard Meghan Trainor's new song "NO", and I was reminded that the Bride has the same response to anything that isn't of Christ. When something comes in, whether the enemy, the world's system, our flesh, etc., we can simply say NO and turn away.