The Beat Goes On – Day 8.7

The song that came to me when we got to today was “The Beat Goes On” … a 1967 release by Sonny & Cher. (I know my age is showing!) However, we march to the beat of a different drummer! But we need to realize that this is not the end but only the beginning.

It’s been a great journey through the Barefoot Church Primer; but it’s only the beginning … a primer is just the basics. I encourage each of you to keep growing in this area of your life. Keep meeting as missional groups or communities.  God desires that we join Him in His mission to seek and to save those outside the Kingdom. Paul says …

  “Brothers and sisters, we can’t allow ourselves to get tired of doing what is right.”    (2 Thess. 3:13  – GOD’S WORD)

If you’re a group leader reading this, please let me in on your future plans.  And anyone who mentions this post to me, I’ll take you to coffee or lunch.

Here’s Brandon Hatmaker’s last post – Day 8.8 ….



Tension – friend or foe? – Day 8.6

Tension is an interesting topic. Too much of it can cause physical, emotional, and even spiritual problems.  Too little of it can help us be apathetic … just seeking the path of least resistance.

However, just the right tension can produce wonderful results.  We have lots of mechanical examples.  Many of us have garage door opener that can affect the springs; but remember garage doors before electric openers … too little tension and the door wouldn’t stay up.  Too much tension and it popped up and you had to latch it to stay down.  If there was way too much tension, you endangered the frame of the door or yourself if the spring gave way.

The Holy Spirit can help us direct this tension.  He can release and free us from tension when we have too much; and He can used it to prod us in the right direction when we have too little.  Talk to him about the tension you feel over serving others.

If you want another resource on this topic, you might want to pick up a copy of Bill Hybels’ book, Holy Discontent: Fueling the Fire that Ignites Personal Vision.