Always on the Road

Luke 9:58 ~ “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
We have been talking at Coosa Valley about being the church outside of the church building. Some may cringe at this verse being a call to discipleship. Some may question – Isn’t the Kingdom of God a little more attractive than that? Isn’t this likely to drive folks away? And what’s wrong with nests, anyway?
Try this little exercise: Compare, on the one hand, the amount of time we spend with our eyes focused on getting an education, earning a living, establishing a career, building a home, staying healthy, and achieving our goals; and on the other hand, the amount of time we spend with our eyes focused on the Master and the  Church Vision and Mission. Please understand – it isn’t wrong to earn a living, build a home, or stay healthy. When we follow Christ, we can’t make these our priorities.
Discipleship isn’t about making a home in this world, it is about preparing for another. Discipleship is all about investing in the kingdom of God rather than the kingdom of this world. Following the example of Abraham, it is a forward focus on the city of God. (Hebrews 11:10)
Jesus wants to make this clear to His followers. Anytime we face a choice between settling into this life and striving for a kingdom still in formation, we must choose the latter. We simply cannot settle here; we’re on a journey.
Pastor Andy Lambert

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