Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Audience of One

Some of you have asked me how the church is doing, considering all the changes that have taken place in the last few months. Well, it's definitely been a roller coaster. Ups and down, difficult days and less difficult days. It's still not easy--but what is? This last year has been so life-changing, it's hard to remember what I was before.

But as I look around me today, I can see the light of dawn rising on The Well. We are a small family of people, more cohesive than ever before. More humbled than ever before. We worship as a family. We work as a family. And I think we have truly grasped the concept that we are only here for an audience of One. We all needed to be broken, reduced, and refined. We need God's firm touch, so that He can come in and shine through. I thank God for His discipline. It's such a pleasure to be a part of a body that is pure, genuine, and focused on Christ.

We still have our prayer meetings once a month, and our Leadership Team meets twice a month. We have a new worship leader (who was with us at the beginning), and I am so thankful to hand that role over to him. Kenneth and I still participate on the worship team. We are using a theater in Lake Mary for our service. We are a mobile church, unloading the trailer, setting up, having service, tearing down and loading back up... all before the noon matinee. But the focus our team has now on Christ, makes the work so light. It's actually a joy. I feel funny saying that it's not easy, yet it's light. But that's the truth... It's still work. It's still challenging to overcome the different technical, physical, financial, or spiritual obstacles that pop up every single week. Yet, the transparency of our resilient and focused gaze on Jesus, makes mountains look like mole hills. Yes, they're still mountains... but for some reason, all I can see is Christ standing at the top. And my legs don't seem to get as tired any more. One step in front of the other. One step at a time.

"If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humlilty." ~Augustine

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