Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/10/12

9/20/11

9/20/11

 

A question arose in Formation today – “Are you allowing people to speak into your life?”

 

I’m not sure sometimes, to tell the truth. It has depended in the past on whether or not the person is family. I used to think of my own little family as a tight unit, as part of a slightly larger unit, yeah, but not many outsiders aroused that level of protectiveness, of closeness outside of the Taylor-Talton-Clark group.

 

Now, non-family is allowed in. My family has expanded a lot in the last few years. And it’s about to expand even more, I have a feeling. I’m about to have to get downright non-selective in who my “family” is. I mean, Jesus said that His family was all “who hear the word of God, and act upon it”. If I’m going to pick up my cross and follow Jesus, I’ve got to get used to looking for God in everyone I meet. Not being the tigress mom protecting her mate and cubs, not worrying constantly over my extended family, but responding to everyone’s bit of God in them. And, according to Job, “what you give, you receive back ten-fold.”

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