Wednesday, July 15, 2009

R n R this Summer: Relax with People that are Important to You

Let’s Make Time for Some Rn’R this Summer: Relationship and Rest!

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself until it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in me. John 15:4

Refresh your relationship with Jesus; what does this look like for you?
Relax with people whom are important to you~enjoy the friends and family God has blessed you with.
Relish the opportunities for new friendships as you participate in Missio Lux activities.
Relinquish the summer to God~let him restore and revive you for the summer to come.
Rhythm: Jesus practiced a rhythm of life and as his disciples; so should we!

I just had the great privilege of hosting my very dear friend, Anne, from Denver. She came to experience Missio Lux for four days as she is longing for a different way of walking out her faith. She wants to take what she experienced in Denver and help others experience it too!

We had a busy schedule as she met with many of the different Missio Lux communities and Catalysts, but we also had those moments of being together, just the two of us, that bring the sense that “life can’t be much better than this!”

It is our relationships that bring life. If we think about it; it’s in our DNA from creation. God created us to have relationship with himself and one another. So, when we enter into it, we experience life as we were meant to live.

Think about yourself. Who do you love to be around? Perhaps it’s your family, but who else? Is it that friend from college that lives across the lake so you don’t see him very often? Is it a former co-worker that you have lost touch with because you don’t work together any longer? Is it a neighbor?
This summer is the perfect time for you to reconnect! Missio Lux recognizes that when we are living out our three values of knowing God, loving one another and serving the world, we are living the balanced life that Jesus taught us to live when he was on earth.

Relationships are like breathing to our body: they bring life and bring fresh energy. I believe that we feel so stressed and exhausted because we are ignoring this piece of our life as we seek to finish the forever mounting “to do” list.

I have a challenge for you this week. Throw your “to do list” away. Throw it away and just move in ways that bring energy to your life. And in the process, make a phone call to your dear friend that lives across the bridge, call your former co-worker and make a dinner date, get in touch with your friend across the country.

Give yourself permission to live life the way God created you to live. And, then take a nice deep breath as you realize that you are living the way you were intended.

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