Faith is a never ending messy story of how we live out our relationship with God.
Tonight, I taught a class on how to live your life on mission, as part of our joining our church. Last week was part one. Tonight, was part two and we talked a lot about our faith story.
I shared with the class my faith story and how my story hasn’t ended. I told them that I still don’t have it all together. I still don’t have all the answers.
One of things I look forward to most is hearing everyone that’s in the class share their story with each other. They share in small groups where God has brought them from and what God is doing in their lives right now.
It’s amazing to hear God at work in people’s lives. At work in families. At work in messy situations.
“Spirituality isn’t about being finished and perfect; spirituality is about trusting God in our unfinishedness.”
“…it turns out that what disqualifies you and me from “spirituality” – the mess of our lives and our crippledness – is what most qualifies us to be chosen by Jesus… Some of us actually believe that until we choose the correct way to live, we aren’t chooseable, that until we clean up the mess, Jesus won’t have anything to do with us. The opposite is true.Until we admit we are a mess, Jesus won’t have anything to do with us.”
The power of our story is that our story is a beautiful mess. A mess that is filled with real people, real situations, and real questions. A mess that is beautiful because it is filled with real people, real situations, and real faith.
As we talked tonight, I was reminded of how messy my faith journey has been…and of how it’s not missed yet.
I’m so thankful for my journey and where God has led me too.
I’m so thankful for the church I am in that allows people to lead a beautifully messy journey as they discover how to follow Jesus.