Thoughts and feelings from Pilgrimage
For the last few days we have been in Sheffield, at the Pilgrimage week. I am so so so glad that I came.
It is so encouraging to see with my own eyes and hear with my own ears the great things which are possible when normal people lean fully in to God, hear his voice, do what he says, empowered by the Holy Spirit, in the midst of a culture of discipleship.
I am so thankful to be at home in Tasmania, in a place, right around the other side of the world from where I started life (20 minutes down the road from Sheffield!), where God is beginning to gather fantastic people, who are willing to live their whole lives fully devoted to God and his mission in the world. Coming away here has made me realise again what an exciting future our place and our people have if we continue to rely fully on God, and commit fully to doing what he says. Bring it on!
I have a renewed passion for investing in relationships with people, for discipling people, for helping them discover who God has made them to be and for creating a culture where discipleship is normal.
I am excited again about helping people discover the gifts God has given them, the passions God has given them, and the ways which he can use them in creating community and engaging in mission with him.
I am excited by seeing the potential not only of experiencing renewal and revival as God breathes new life into his church around the world, but also of creating a culture of discipleship where we take the new passion, presence and power we experience with God and doing real, grounded, relational discipleship and mission – so that what we do and experience with God doesn’t die out with us, but so that it is passed on through us to other passionate disciples, who will teach others to be passionate disciples, who will teach others to be passionate disciples.
I’m pretty sure there will be a few more thoughts and reflections once the dust has settled, but there are a few to be going on with!!