Monday, September 18th, 2017
Hello! It has been brought to my heart to define a little better what is meant by JC &Me…About Our Fathers Business. Yes it culminated in JC & Sherry but my heart is that it is JC & EVERYONE! He wants YOU but you have to say Yes! He’s already wooing your heart to Himself, why am I writing this? Why are you reading it? It is the Lord in pursuit of His child. He won’t give up but He will not force you to turn to Him. Our love would hold no value to Him if we did not give it freely. Why go through this world alone wandering and wondering when you can have Jesus, the Savior, the Lover of Our Souls, the Creator of the Universe indwell us to walk with us every step of the way? That’s how Jesus did it, ya know? He became a man, fully dependent and reliant on God through the Holy Spirit, (they are one!) and lived a perfect and sinless life. That was an example to us as to how we are to depend on Our Father every second! We will never be perfect but by His perfection, sacrifice and resurrection we are made holy and equipped for every good work by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself said it was better that He go so that the Helper would come. That we would do greater things than He did! Whoa! Straight from His very own mouth!
16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another [b]Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17
“He abides with you” is in the present, as in Jesus was physically present with them as He said these words. In the same sentence He said “will be in you”, future. This was an inconceivable concept to them. “Will be in me?” if their brains went there for very long as the conversation progressed because distressing news was being shared with them.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 28 You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; 31 but so that the world may know that I love the Father, [d]I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.” John 14:25-31
I love the sudden randomness of “Get up, let us go from here.”
JC & Me is… JC & Everyone who wants to be in active living relationship with Jesus! Even when they are broken and can’t, JC & Me wants to gather them in as a hen does her chicks, as Jesus wanted to do, to lead them to the Ultimate Healer, Jesus the Christ. JC & Me is everyone on this planet who turns their heart over to Our Loving Creator who will transform their lives into something they never dreamed was even possible. He will live in us and through us as we learn to yield ourselves to Him. It will be a safe place where people can come and know they are loved and welcomed and WANTED! Where we will learn together and grow together and live life in community with each other, bearing each other’s burdens while learning to bear our own!
As I write this I realize that while the reality of what God is going to do isn’t fully formed, we only get the light in front of us, He is forming it ever more concretely in heart and mind and He even seems to be pulling some hearts together to be on this journey together.
Unless corrected by our CEO, JC, there will be a wee shop with local and mainland art and craft. Workshops and classes! There will be coffee and a donation jar. A library with comfy places to sit and think and read and even have study’s and small groups. A kitchen with a farmhouse table so big there’s room for anyone who wants to share a meal with us. Room for those who need a place to land, to heal. JC & Me will worship God in music and song! We will hold worship events and open mic nights! Marriage retreats! Youth retreats! There is no limit to what God will do and we are so willing to obey Him and cannot wait to get started! Bursting at the seams! He’s not quite done getting us ready I guess but it feels like it could be really close! Hope that helps to understand what JC & Me will be, we are not certain ourselves, pray for patience as He lights the way! Jesus is not a power walker, He likes to take His time on the journey! I’ve found that is the very best way, hard as it is.
Thank you for reading this and we covet your prayer for wisdom and guidance!
Tim and Sherry