“Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competence; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives. Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives. Spirituality is not about being fixed; it is about God’s being present in the mess of our unfixedness.” - Mike Yaconelli, Messy Spirituality
I thought reconnecting was a fitting title for two reasons. First, this is our first blog post in a couple months (gulp). Secondly, because it seems to be the theme of our lives and ministry over the last couple months.
The students we are leading seem to really be in good places. Deep places, but good. They really seem to be working through some deeper issues in their lives and hearts. Something cool about winter quarter brings this out. If you're on our email list, or receive our prayer letter, than perhaps you've read a few stories so we'll spare them here. But we're just pretty excited to watch God doing what he loves to do - change people from the inside out.
And really we feel like we've been reconnecting with each other and with God in special ways recently as well. Sometimes what we do can feel heavy - we have such a large task to accomplish - and burdensome. It can be defeating. But recently we've really been experiencing peace and grace in the love of Christ.