Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Remembering Who We Are!

Who Are We?

People in transition.
People who have crossed over into "new" life.
A work in progress.
Straining forward to the Upward call of Christ.
A people learning a new way to live, on the economy of heaven, rather than the dictates of our society and the demands of our old lifestyle.

We have lived in the darkness far longer than we care to remember.
Now the dawn of hope breaks over us everyday through the Word of God and the presence of His Holy Spirit in us, over us, around us. We are a people learning to trust.
Trusting God....
Trusting each other...
Trusting ourselves.

It's all about Surrender.
Giving up.
We have spent our lives giving up.
This time it is a surrender to one greater than us, that has the power to restore us to sanity.
The ability to make sound decisions that lead to good consequences.
We have surrendered ourselves to the rock.
We have surrendered ourselves to the needle.
We have surrendered ourselves to the joint.
We have surrendered ourselves to the bottle.
In the past, we chose to bow our knee and worship the almighty "high" that the darkness told us was the way to real life.
We performed this ritual so many times that it became second nature
We did it out of habit until it became THE habit.
A habit that consumed the very focus of our lives.
It became a raging voice that directed our every step.

So who are we?
Vineyard ReCovery is a community that is seeking answers that can only be found in Christ.
Our Theology?
I Corinthians 2:2
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Christ at the center of our life, gives our lives purpose and strength to be lived and walked out everyday. Our theology is not well-formed, but our hunger for Jesus keeps us bound together as we travel this new path. We are learning how to love Him, each other, and ourselves.

We are a community of hope.
Our worship is simple and direct.
We sing "to" God and not about God.
We are ready to move into 2017 to see what God has in store for us.
Why not join us!
Vineyard ReCovery meets every Saturday night/  7 p.m. /  Downtown Gadsden on Broad Street, between 4th and 5th streets. Hope to see you there.

God on you...

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