One of the things I love about this journey, is the fact that there is always deeper to go. Just when I think I've got it all worked out, There's that gentle nudge, that stirring that says, 'However comfortable you're getting at this level, let's go a little further."
That seems to have been the case in all areas of my life really, over the last few weeks. There seems to have been a real acceleration. I'm not sure if its just been the ending of September that has kicked everything into gear, but the temperature has definitely gone up a few degrees recently!! I've noticed this in all the different areas of my life:
Cell - friendships etc - There have been a few situations over the last few weeks that have really caused us all to be a bit more real with each other. I'm sure not having a building helps, because everyone seems a bit more vulnerable out of their familiar contexts. I've really noticed relationships deepening and growing etc.
Vocation - The whole officership thing has been clamouring loud and clear since I made the commitment and signed the forms. I'm more sure than I have ever been. At the same time, God is showing me more pieces of the puzzle every day - things that are relevant now and things that will be in the future. I'm sensing his heart in some stuff, which is a bit overwhelming and awesome, but an amazing thing.
Work -If slightly crazy, work has carried onbeing really fulfilling and great. This weekend I'm talking on prayer and identity at a youth event in Maidstone. I can't wait. Yesterday we held a gathering of 24-7 praying communities/Boiler rooms from accross London. It was the first time I'd overseen this, and, it was a stretching, fun and inspiring day.
Wandsworth - On Saturday we had a civic service. Its a long story, but there were 180ish people there, the Mayor, Police, Councillors etc. It felt like we were going to a deeper place in prayer - by not just gathering in huddles as Christians, but reaching out, meeting (scary) new people and walking alongside the authorities and stuff. There seems to be loads of doors opening in Wandsworth at the moment, and its really exhilerating to watch and be a part of.
Personal devotions - I've been having a few mad God-moments recently (not least sobbing all over the training college mercy seat on Sunday!?). I've been feeling quite desperate to spend time with him... long may it continue.
So that's a brief synopsis. Life is good!!