Monday, April 10, 2006

Am I Human?

Okay, it has been a long time since I posted. Funny, I read that on a number of blogs. :)

But today I feel like I have something to actually blog about! At a lunch meeting today I had the privilege of hearing Erwin McManus speak about his forthcoming book - "Soul Cravings" (November 2006). Now, I'm a bit of a reluctant postmodern and don't want to jump on the bandwagon too quickly, but it was encouraging and challenging and refreshingly real to hear him talk from his 'gut' passions.

There is no way I can recap what he said, but what struck me most was McManus' desire to make a very real face to face connection with people in their very humanness. McManus said that he so wants to understand those longings and needs that are simply a part of our being human, and having that as our jumping off point for encouraging people to become Christ followers.

What did I get out of it? (caveat - this isn't what Erwin said, but where my thoughts went as I listened)

I need to accept that I am human (sounds weird, but I know I'm not the only one who longs to be free of human foibles).

I want to understand how God meets me exactly in my need - my lack, my failing, those things about myself that grieve me.

I want to live fully as a spiritually-connected, God-enjoying Christ follower, and that this life would glorify God so that others would not hesitate to wait to jump on board and follow Him too.

Just some thoughts... but I have to say, this is one manuscript I'm really looking forward to getting because I don't want to wait for the book.

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