The ideal and the real
The Process of Flying
Many of us have experienced a Christianity that has left us with a burden that has consistently let us know that there is a standard we have to live up to and a responsibility that we bear.
In practice much of our effort in one way or another has actually been given to the pursuit of that goal – meeting some sort of standard of commitment, service or behaviour etc.
The reality is, despite our efforts that we have all found the standard is too high for anyone to consistently meet.
It is frustrating disheartening and energy consuming.
It’s often too hard to face the fact that despite all our efforts we struggle.
So there are only 3 real options in response to trying to meet a standard that we cannot meet.
– Live with a sense of failure.
– Leave it behind.
– Pretend that everything is okay.
But the real message of the gospel isn’t there is a standard we have to meet up to.
The real message is that the standard has already been met.
Christ has met the standard for each of us.
Because Christ has met the standard – therefore the standard has actually been taken away!!
Isn’t that wonderful. It’s gone!
If it is true that the standard is met and is therefore taken away for us.
– Then what now?
If we don’t have to spend all our effort trying to be something that we are not, what are we now to do?
The ‘what now’ is each of us growing in awareness and acceptance of our uniqueness as the children of God that we already are.
To be free to live out our own unique expression and purpose on the face on the earth.
In fact there isn’t a standard to meet instead there is a process to embrace.
This life giving process is Spirit lead and it is not effort driven.
We can now receive, respond, embrace and become.
Step by step we get to realise and become the children of God that we really are. Then uniquely live out the life that is given to us – whatever that is, wherever that is and whoever that is with.
Iraneus wrote – “The Glory of God is man fully alive”!!!
We want to find out what it means for each of us to be fully alive.
Here at Finding Home – we are all about this process!
We recognise we all live on the earth – yet we all live with this sense that we were created to fly!
The ideal and the real
Practically and pragmatically bringing understanding to the space and tension between the ideals we aspire to and the realities we struggle with in our daily lives. We know the struggle is real and we all struggle with the struggle.
Real growth comes not from doing more but from receiving more – then responding to what we have received.
Receive, respond, embrace and become.
A Curated Soaking album
Finding home – the album is a curated soaking album that will help you stay focused and stop your mind wandering to the mundane, when you really want to be bathing in His presence It was created to help you experience what is already yours. – The rooms in your Fathers house.