Posted by justicetabernacle on December 20, 2010
so when i first moved to berlin, i knew that the week of christmas would be a kind of initial point of review and reflection. i’ve been here for just under six weeks now and that is certainly hard to believe. looking back however, even though i will always push myself to think that there is a little more that i could have done- i am pleased with how things have unfolded up to this point. and as i sit and think about all that i have done since arriving, there is indeed plenty to see.
nonetheless, the work is at times a little difficult to quantify. but the beautiful thing about faith and truly trusting God is that we can rest knowing that He is in fact using our efforts in a manifold way that we could not construct ourselves. this is comforting and staggering at the same time. but most importantly, in that it is a fact and reality of how God operates, we cannot allow for it to impede our zeal and reckless abandon. we must hold this reality in its proper tension- keeping ourselves from being deceived by a work-based righteousness, yet not becoming complacent. the fear of God must compel us to always strive for a deeper knowledge and understanding of Him and the mission He sets before us.
and just in case i was forgetting that this morning- i was led to matthew 10. thank you for the reminder-