Dear friends of atangard community project.
I hope that everyone has had as nice of a break as I have these last weeks. The question comes up about resuming meetings. I am a little hesitant to do that. Its not that they haven’t been good and valuable, but it seems time that the doing needs to become more closely associated with the talking. We are not ready to start working in the building yet – this is one aspect of applying our “talk”, but it goes beyond the building to many areas and topics which over the last months we have discussed and analyzed. It seems as though we have allowed an area of strength to become a weakness.
We started meeting weekly during a time of fasting and prayer for the project. These were some of the foundational times with each other as well as with the Lord. We cannot recreate what was, but there is a need to come back to a focus. There is a need for people to spend their personal time with God so that our meetings can be an overflow of that, as well as our lives reflection of our hearts.
In my readings these verses stood out in regards to us. I encourage you to read them in full specifically Isaiah 58.
For day after day they seem eager to seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways…
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
if you honor it(the day of the Lord) by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord.
2 Cor 12:6
Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say.
What I am proposing is that we come together once again, but this time, lets omit all speech.
Come Tuesday Jan 13 – Not Wednesday. (My shift was changed)
From 7pm – 9pm, we will be there, plan to spend time quietly seeking God however that looks to you.
We will not have coffee or goodies or tea, maybe water. I would consider this time together a fast in some sense. And I feel that to corperately debrief afterwards would disqualify the effort.
Please respect the silence during this alloted time. Please forward this to people who i may have missed or whose addresses i do not have.