in my huddle (a group of people committed to learning to live as Jesus lived) thinking about invitation and challenge, areas you are balanced or need to balance out. the question was posed, how is your family perceived.
one lady mentioned that she noticed she wasn't a homeschooling mom and therefore felt a sense of challenge, maybe internally
is that the kind of challenge i'm putting forth?
oh you don't eat healthy? oh you don't homeschool? oh you don't go to Kairos? challenge challenge challenge
let him who boasts boast about this, that he knows and understands Me
Christ in me Christ in me Christ in me the hope of glory You are everything
challenge does not mean, look at me and see where you fall short. invitation does not mean, come to me because i have all your answers and can help you or fix you or i'm perfect and learn from me.
let me be challenging because of Christ in me
that what you are challenged on in your own life has nothing to do with my perceived good works or good choices or healthy habits, but Jesus in me calling out to You. your life being challenged by the existence of a very real God who i have a personal relationship with that is calling out to have a relationship with You. to come into right standing with Him
to measure your life by Him
if you get too close to me i will let you down
just know that
i am sorry if i have ever put needless guilt on you or anyone else
why do i homeschool? because i think that is the only Bible ordained way to raise my children? no, i homeschool because we live a very full life and i value down time with my children and noah. we take mondays off. couldn't do that if the girls were in school. i love to teach the girls. it works for our schedule this year.
why do we eat healthy? ember. we do feel better.
why did we plant Kairos and why are we doing things this way? huddles mcs etc? because we are trying our best and feel God's called us to it. it's not the only right way. it's not the only right church.
there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.