Welcome to the Greene Street Letters. It has become my venue for sharing what is going on at Vineyard Recovery Church. Don't let the word Church scare you. The Greene Street Letters is a daily posting to simply say that there is more to life than what you see. More to life than "stuff". My simple take of 60+ years of following Jesus. Some days were good days...some days I managed to get off in the ditch. He is worthy of the pursuit, so that is what I do........I pursue Jesus in everything I do. Not the Jesus of the church. Not the Jesus of the denomination. Nothing wrong with those things, but Jesus is so much more. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you return from time to time to stop and ponder your own relationship with Jesus. God on you....mb

Friday, July 15, 2016

Go....

GREENE STREET LETTERS: "GO!"

Matthew 28:19
Therefore........GO!

The Gospel....
The good news....
The ongoing sharing of the story of our salvation.....
All this is attached to the act of going...
All this is attached to the idea of movement....

We do not have the luxury of remaining still....
Of being quiet....
How can we look inward to self and not be impacted by what this God has done to us.
Rescued us..
Took us off the garbage heap of humanity and cleaned us up.

Wiped us clean of all our sin.....
What falls under all?
Every one of them.


Seeing this impact of God in our lives should spur us to tell others our story.

We don't have to be theologians...
We don't have to be able to dissect Hebrew and Greek from the Old and New Testament.
We just have to burn with the story of God's love.
That burning comes from knowing Him...
Knowing through experiencing personally His presence and His love.

This knowing is ongoing and never relenting.
Each morning when I get up I am fully aware that the God I thought I knew and understood yesterday will be different today.
I will see Him in a Scripture.
I may have read a particular verse a hundred times....
But on this particular morning I see it differently.

I see Him differently.
I am changed....
I am charged with a mission to tell others....


Step #12
Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry THIS message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The message is no good if change does not come to our hearts....
The message becomes power when we are changed by God's love and plans for our lives.
There is someone out there who needs to hear what has happened to you.
Someone trapped in the darkness that you no longer live in.

They need hope....
They need to hear truth...
So.......GO!

God on you....
mbb

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