This weekend, we launched into Lent with our church-wide emphasis called God Space. God Space is a book by Doug Pollock that will challenge us and equip us to invite God to be present in every moment. In particular, the chapters invite us to grow deeper relationships with others around us and eventually engage in conversations about the things that matter the most.
I am pleased to lead out congregation through this as I find it to be a perfect fit for where we are as a congregation. For years, we have been praying and living as God’s people in the community. I hear many people saying they have people they are praying for and growing relationships with, but wondering how to have the important conversations. God Space will equip us to do just that.
This is not an evangelism book or a bait and switch guide to spiritual conversation. Instead, it serves more as a field guide about what to do and what not to do. For example, one take away I have from this book is the quote “The best way to show you are interested in what someone is saying is to actually be interested.” Profound isn’t it! This book helps to tear down the fear of not knowing the best strategy or having all the answers. God Space shows, with clear, real life examples, how to recognize people are interested in spiritual conversation. God Space illustrates how to let others lead the conversation and helps us be ready to share when invited to.
God Space is about helping us let go of the pressure to lead a spiritual conversation and instead, allow God Space in our conversations to do what He wills. Through prayer, noticing those around us, listening, wondering about their life and sharing when asked, we can give God Space to work while we get to enjoy what He is doing in us and through us.
Join with the congregation and other believers at Cross as we Activate God Space in each of our lives. If you are not in a Community Group, this is a perfect time to get connected. You will be able to encourage one another and work together to put into practice the skills we learn and to see things the way God sees them, not the way we think they are. Visit the kiosk on Sunday or contact the church office to get connected today!