It can be difficult moving from catalytic events, like CauseCon 2016 was for many of you, into the day to day continual process of walking with Jesus. There are those mountain top moments which we value and are important. Yet, they are not the full experience of a faithful Christian life as CauseCon speaker Sara Carlisle aptly notes: “I’ve met God more in the ditch than on the mountaintop” Let that sink in for a bit.
— Michael Gatlin (@JMichaelGatlin1) April 8, 2016
When those mountain top moments are all we have we are left with an empty revival culture that, as Adam Russell said in his talk at CauseCon, “”I’ve given up on revival culture because it teaches us to despise our everyday life.”
— Scott Engebretson (@saengebretson) April 8, 2016
Jesus is committed to engaging you in your everyday life. The Kingdom of God is about more than just what we are saved from, but also what we are saved for. He wants to continue to speak to you at home, in your church, and in community. When you can use these mountain top moments combined with a continual process of commitment to Jesus each day we begin to build a the kind of faith that has the endurance to travel to the mountain and the awareness to know that Jesus more often meets us in the ditches on the way there.
Take this to the next step and begin processing your time at CauseCon with your pastor, your small group, and with Jesus. Here are some questions to get you started if Jesus has called you to commit to calling in your life:
- What were some of the things Jesus may have been calling you to at CauseCon?
- What outcome do you want to create?
- What is the worst thing that could happen?
- What are you afraid of?
- What would you do if it didn’t matter?
- How are you feeling about this?
- Who can help you with this?
- What do you need to be successful?
- How are you contributing to this situation?
- What do you need to say or do to be at peace with this?
- What do you want to say that you have not said yet?
- What do you really want?
- What would it take to get there?
- What is one action that you can take to move things forward?
- Is that your responsibility?
- What are you going to do about this?
- How are you getting in your own way?
- What is really going on in this situation?
- What are you most angry/upset about?
- What would success look like?
Join the discussion below and on all the CauseCon social media. What is Jesus calling you to next?