God gathers people to swap stories. That’s what church is. The Bible tells the story of who God is, and then we share the stories of what God is doing in our lives. The real joy of church happens when we begin to trade these stories with one another. It’s so good that we can’t help but sing and eat together. I want to get in the habit of writing these stories down so we that we can always refer to a real record of God’s ridiculous commitment to the folks at New City Church.
The morning before Rebekah Fanna ended her employment drought, she told Joe, “don’t ask God for anything, let’s just be thankful for what we have.” That’s like Babe Ruth pointing to the center field fence before he hits a home run there. I love it, because I know her attitude was cultivated by months of prayer that produced a real trust in the provision of God.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “what shall we eat?” or “what shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the Gentiles seek after all these things and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Let’s keep sharing our stories with each other,