I often report on my impressions from my travels, but it is far more fascinating to me to read what others seem to see in it. One of the brothers I met in Vancouver last weekend wrote up his impression about the trip and if you want to see what it looks like to someone else, you can read Paul’s insights at Radical Reversal.
And then I got this last week, and just loved the journey this man is on and how he’s responding to the life God is bringing to him. Here are some excerpts from his journey:
What a wonderful series Transitions is! I have and am listening to it over and over and over. It is fresh air! It is windblown! It is revolutionary!
I grew up Amish. All my life I have felt a pull to something more, something eternal, forever, beyond, a beckoning. Somehow I knew it was God, but never realized it could be a relationship with the Father. Your stuff is so rich, deep and right! I’m now 47 yrs. old and beginning to live loved! I have lived my entire life trying to find this; I tried and did everything religion required, I wore the right clothes, said the right things, testified correctly, combed my hair the right way, went on mission trips, taught Sunday school, prayed before meals, memorized chapters and books of scriptures, I even wore the color of shoes that was required (black). I did so much and it left me soooo tired!!
Somewhere along the route a friend hooked me up to your website and it is good! I just wanted to say Thanks for spreading good stuff.
And one more. This from a brother that just read the Jake Book:
A friend of mine gave me a copy of your book, So, You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore. Reading that book has been the most liberating experience since coming to Christ. To be free to relate to individual believers as God establishes relationships without the need to join a particular organization has enabled me to hear from and grow in God in ways I would never have before.
It gives me the freedom to discuss issues and feelings without the fear of ecclesiastic sanctions. I find that I am a lot more open with others and able to receive feedback from them. I feel less threatened and I believe that I am less threatening to those God places me with. Thank you for your words of wisdom.
It’s a lot of fun to see all the ways Father encourages people on this journey, to live more deeply in him and the freedom Jesus purchased for us. Grab a bucket, will you? And sling some freedom around your corner of the world. Don’t worry about battering ‘the system’ or trying to convince people you’re right. Just help them wherever they are take another step closer to Father’s reality. How? However he leads you!