As a self-sufficient person, it’s often hard for me to remember to be in community. I know I can solve my own problems, live my own life, and make my own decisions. I don’t ask for help easily and I’m very protective of my heart.
It’s not that I don’t like people. I LOVE people. I love learning the little things about a person: their favorite color, their happiest memory, their sense of humor. I also value the big things: deep hurts, current struggles, and their relationship with God.
It’s just that I’m not quick to share these things. Double standard, I know. And…I’m getting better.
As some of you may remember, my friend Katy and I read the Bible together in 90 days a few months ago. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It turned out to be more of a challenge to my heart than I imagined. In the midst of our reading, both of our worlds suddenly changed as we learned that what we thought would be the next three years of our lives…wouldn’t be. We thought we would meet in Africa as roommates. We thought our friendship would blossom among zebras, straw roofs, and dirt roads. But, God had other plans. We found ourselves walking together through our grief for Thrive Africa closing, our questions, and smashing one assumption after another about God.
It was risky. It was a time of more questions than answers. And it stretched me and grew me in so many ways. I was so thankful to have someone who understood my heart, my sadness, and my disbelief walking well with me. I was so thankful to be there for Katy as well.
It was community at its best.
And we loved it so much, we decided we wanted to read through the Bible again. This time it’s a chronological read through in 6 months. I would love for you to join us. We started only a few days ago (so there’s still time to catch up!). For details, click here.
Take a risk and join a community of people dedicated to knowing God more, to walking well together for first half of the year, and to growing together.