The body of Christ is called to meet as the embassy of the kingdom of God–demonstrating the government of God, to the world. Therefore, the most important embassy isn’t in the city of Jerusalem, but is located wherever two or more gather under the direct leadership of the living Jesus.
“We are ambassadors for Christ,” and His ekklesia (the Spirit-led assembly of His followers) is His embassy. What it takes to experience ekklesia: two or more people letting the Spirit lead them.
Most family gatherings are unprogrammed & aren’t controlled by one person. Perhaps that would also work for the family of God. When people who carry Jesus, living inside them, come together and let Him flow unprogrammed, all are filled with wonder and awe.
Anxiety is swept aside when I let my heart stream with the peace of Christ. When the risen Jesus comes to life in a human heart, a person’s entire perspective is, in an instant, transformed for a lifetime.
Having the time of your life can’t compare to the joy and wonder of letting Christ’s life continually consume your time. The birth of Jesus was the invasion of planet earth by the living God. Christ wasn’t born so Christians can hear weekly talks about Him, but so that He can live inside of and lead us and make us like Him.
We are all temporary residents of planet earth needing Jesus to be our way home. To miss the opportunity of a lifetime is sad. To miss the opportunity of eternity is tragic! Having an ongoing, intimate, personal relationship with Jesus is the opportunity of eternity.
Blessings and beauty surround you. Notice them.