The other day, I saw a post from the ever flamboyant Pastor Greg Locke. This outspoken pastor was refusing to allow other people to dictate how he and his people do church!
Good for him! Pastor Greg is right to stand up to the bullying tactics used to intimidate churchgoers.
I do have one issue, though. It’s not directed at Pastor Greg Locke. It is what I saw in the comments associated with his post. It angered me to see people shaming others because of wearing a mask. What is with the shaming? Why is it so hard to think of others, as per Philippians 2:3-4? I invite you to listen to the podcast episode and continue reading.
Have you ever rode on a tandem bicycle, before? What would it look like, if Jesus is doing the driving?
As a child, I did ride on a tandem bicycle. It’s quite fun and a potential adventure waiting to happen.
The more sighted person would sit on the front seat and I’d sit on the backseat. Do you suppose that I contributed nothing to the biking experience?Think, again!
Though it has been 40+ years, I can still recall being told “Hey Barry! You need to contribute! It would be a lot more fun if you help pedal!” He was quite correct. Such bikes are a lot easier when both individuals are cooperatively working together.
Do you know the same principle applies to one’s walk with Jesus? What if, our walk with Jesus was similar to riding on a bicycle built for two people? Who would be in the front seat? I’d like to share my perspective on this idea.
What would happen, if we pray as we do on Facebook? Some people are quite passionate about their views on a variety of topics and they are not afraid to let it be known. Here’s the thing. They don’t just do it, one time. They keep going!
If we could just pray with that same level of tenacity and audacity ala our Facebook comments then things can change!
Oh, I am serious about what I wrote! However, I am going in a constructive direction; not destructive! There is no reason that we can’t put that energy into powerful prayer for change that lines up with Heaven’s viewpoint. I invite you to listen to the podcast then read the article.