Thursday, February 23, 2006

It happened!

Been stirred to gather some people to explore meeting for some God-time. I have so many thoughts swirling in my head about letting God do something creative and different. So last night 6 of us shared an unhurried dinner and got to know a little about each other's lives. Then we moved to the living room and talked about our last 3 months with God and what we're thinking about in that area. I began to try to put words to the longings I have for a multi-facted approach to experiencing God in a community setting. I suggested a few ways that could take shape. Those present felt strongly they wanted a group with just women at present. They already sensed an openness with each other that they want to continue to build on.

We scooted in around the coffee table, and in candlelight celebrated our common bond. We passed around the bread and cup of communion in the same fashion as has been done for centuries. We prayed, sang a little, received words of encouragement, and prayed a little more. There was an excitement about fresh possibilities in being part of each other's journey toward expanding relationsip with God.

I'm looking forward to next week. We may grow by 3 more people. Can't wait to see what the divine agenda has for us.


Blogger Susan said...

Wish I could have been there with you all but it seems I'm being moved in a different direction for now. Oh, the constraints of geography! I will continue to pray for something wonderful to happen at these meetings. Looks like it already has!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Speaking of geography, Susan, at least you're in the same country with Jenny! :-) Indeed, I will miss this experiment with community that I hope will turn into a life-transforming and long-lasting experience!

8:57 AM  

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