Thursday, January 3, 2008

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

What do you think are some of the most important things that Christians can be doing in 2008?


Patricia said...

Oh, I love this question, Greg, and was compelled to pop over and toss out my first thoughts.

*I* believe that the most important things that Christians can be doing in 2008 is no different from any other year, and that is to be obedient to the call on our lives as individuals. To know and hear the voice of the Father and respond when He says "come" and "go". It's not that simple, of course, but there are so many many places where Christ is leading His Body the Church to take His light that we (as in *I*) need to narrow our focus - as individuals - and just do it. "Focus" is my personal buzz word for the year to remind me to not be distracted but intentional about responding to what Christ has called *me* to do in 2008.

Greg said...

What a lovely comment. Thanks.

Have a good year of following Christ in a focused way.

harry coe maynard said...

Thought I would jump in a day late. Simple but profound Patricia.

Feel the Lord is doing much this year. His calling is loud , but just wondering what happens if He says come or go and we don't, what happens, but if we do what should we expect?


Greg said...

Harry coe,
Good questions. God is merciful, gracious and patient with us. Sometimes we go when he would have us come and come when he would have us go. Yet we can only follow in the footsteps of Jesus as we're able at any given time. Thus, it may be appropriate, in this context, to say that sanctification is a life-long process. Through it we can expect to grow in our trust of God and to experience something of his love and care for us.

Patricia said...

"sanctification is a life-long process"....oh, yes...and His mercies truly are new for every morning. When I abide with Christ through the rhythms of the day I do learn to lean in and trust Him for the next step without the anxiety I experience in striving to make life happen as I think it should.

That was an excellent question, Harry. Made me think.