So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
When I came to LA, I didn’t know exactly who I would be building into as a community…I had spent way too much time focused on this life in my short life, so spending time with the poor and homeless who have more of a relationship focus has been good for me. We might gather around people feeding us for free or trying to get a shower in but the conversations seem more deeper and much more God focused….sometimes they are pretty raw..there’s a lot I’m learning about trusting God…the days I have limited contact with those I love, I have to trust God that He is caring for them…the ability to focus on a simple life stems from my lack of housing….I just roll up my sleeping bag @ about 6am and put it down around 9 or 10pm… Believe it or not I don’t stress about this as the freedom is needed in me hashing out what I see happening spiritually and being available to do something about it….these are just some of my thought these days…random ramblings in me trying to figure out doing life as I follow Jesus here in LA….LOL just figured out I said NOTHING about sharing our faith….oops, sorry