Reflections in Christ

Reflecting on my journey in Christ

Late night thoughts

Posted by gshstudy on October 9, 2008

Wow 2am and still up. I have been laying here for 3 hours. Tried listening to music, watching tv, reading and just laying here in the dark but nothing works. Weird too because I had been sleeping well till yesterday.

Today I learned about payback. I think I am reaching a point that Homer Simpson spoke of in the following quote “some times the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making other people feel bad and I am tired of making other people feel good about themselves”.

Today I was listening to an interview at Neue ministries with Rick Warren. He said several good and informative things regarding the origins of the P.E.A.C.E. Plan and how they came to choose Rwanda as theplace to test it out. However he said one thing that makes no sense at all.

He talk about how traditional missions trips would be about praying, studying and giving money and then maybe a slight chance you would actually go to the country. So they decided to turn this idea upside down and you just go. Then after you have been to the country and see the people you will be connected. Then you can pray, study and give afterwards.

But, what I find challenging is the prayer piece. Shouldn’t that be first, then go were God leads us? It almost seems as if prayer is counter productive to the organizational process of the mega church because it might lead people in a direction that doesn’t fit into the churches nice neat boxes. Need to dive into this more in the future but I am finally getting sleepy.

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