Day Twenty Four - How to Be Content Nameless

My Saturday Nights are super boring! Well maybe I would call them dull, or just prep-mode for Sundays. But I often stop on a Saturday Night and pinch myself that we get to do what we get to do. I also pinch myself that there are so many incredibly faithful people who will show up even earlier than we do on a Sunday service because their 'why' involves lost people encountering Jesus.

I am a lover of the church through and through. In all her imperfections. Even if I did not pastor her, I would love her and lean into her mandate .. to be a home for lost, found and anyone in between.

So for the sake of this bold journey .. I have to highlight one more time the power of your presence in your local context .. because I think the House of God is a taste of heaven on earth ... and I feel like the Daughters of Z showed up in what was their context of church .. and it was there in that gathering that they cried out with their bold voices and stood strong in their bold presence.

But what frustrates me so much is that for every woman who cannot find her place in local church context because quite literally she does not have permission, there are also so many people questioning why showing up and contributing matters, even when they have permission.

So here is the blog I read every few months to myself and to a generation who does love sitting around and undermining the relevance of the local church context.

"It’s sexy among young people—my generation—to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church. Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It’s immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marriage, when the couple celebrating their golden anniversary know it’s the institution of marriage that preserves the romance.