There is a place of commanded blessing
Perhaps I can first take you to that ‘old’ song: “there is a place of commanded blessing”.
There is a place where the Lord blesses us, where brethren in unity dwell, a place where anointing oil is flowing, and we live as one.
Can I ask you a question? Do you know such a place where the Lord wants to bless you? A place where unity is and love reigns. A place where God’s joy and oil can flow. A place without obstacles no matter who you, or what you have done.
You have called us to be a body. You have called us as friends. We have together in the bond of the Spirit unto the end.
Do you have such a place where you are a family bound as one in the body of Christ? Where you are inserted, as a member, each separately, but together one body? Where you are friends through the Spirit of Jesus, strong to the end?
Father we join with the prayer of Jesus. Let us be one as you are one – joined together in unity and purpose – all for the love of your Son.
A place where you can come together to pray as he taught us,
to be one together as He is,
A desire to be bound together in unity and striving, strong in the Love of Him
We will break dividing walls in the name of the Son.
We will break dividing walls and we will be one.
A place where you dare to be yourself,
where you dare to break down the wall
that you may have built around yourself.
To bring down that wall to become one together in the love of Christ?
Or as the following text says:
“And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom…….” ~2 Cor 3:17b
Freedom. Are we not all looking for it? Are we not all looking for a place where we can be ourselves? A place where nothing is necessary and yet (within the frameworks of the decent) everything is allowed?
We are all looking for freedom where there are no tightly defined frames of ‘as it should be’, where there is no fixed structure. We are looking for a place where freedom is in the broadest sense of the word.
Let’s be honest that many fellow believers, from RKK to Free Reformed, from Baptist to Evangelical, have liked their place within those structures and even within that system. And that is good! If you feel happy there, you know how to maneuver within those frameworks and have found your place there — I’m really happy for you!
But what if you do not know how to stay inside?
If that space is too limited for you?
We would like to offer you that place. A place to BE. A place where you (perhaps for a moment) can drop your wall and really dare to expose yourself. A place where there you are not bound by service, liturgy and all the other bells and whistles.
If you are looking for that place or a different form, then we want to help you find that place.
You can always come for the coffee!
You can always be here without apologizing for who you really are.
In the house of God there is always peace!