Here we are…


Nothing like the small beginnings we encounter, even reluctantly. Here it is upon us. We must choose to connect and embrace that which makes us one, and that is Christ Jesus himself. I find that the diversity at times pushes the envelope for me and can be frustrating, if I take my gaze off of Him and look about at how different we all are and how we all perceive things differently. Surely if the four gospels are any indicator, there is the commonality of a shared life with Jesus, but each one being impacted differently.

Our journey together will only be what it must be, if we continue to fix our gaze not on our unique ways and means of walking out our understanding of God, His Kingdom, and how His Son Jesus wants us to manifest His life in shared community Kingdom living. We have much to learn from one another, and much to share. Now is as good a time to fix our gaze on Jesus, and look at one another as His gifts to us, to sharpen us as iron sharpens iron, and also as brothers and sisters that will walk in love, and compassion and grace, with a forbearing spirit, where we realize we are better for embracing one another and walking together, rather than braving it all on our own. I well remember in the Vineyard at one of the pastor’s retreats, one brother saying, “If you are a leader, there will be those walking with you, and others following the trail behind you. If you look behind, and you find yourself alone, you are not a leader, you are just going on a walk!” The same can be said here. We need to walk together, following after Christ and His leading, and come alongside those areas where He leads us, or we are all simply on a walk! One of my daughter’s favourite songs rings true, “You will never walk alone”. May it be so for us. May we walk with Christ Jesus and one another, in relationship, and intimacy and life, and may He lead us in those areas in which He wants us to express His life in Kingdom building, and in establishing new house churches as well as strengthening existing ones. So get the word out folks!

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About Sam Buick

A lover and disciple of Jesus Christ. Married to my best friend, Lori-Anne. Father to 3 incredible daughters, Carragh, Caitlin and Erinn, and sons-in-law Alex, and Stephen Davis. An avid reader, a Droid user, a Mac addict, a lover of footy ball and football (there is a difference), and hockey. Once a soldier. Once a youth worker. Once an ordained minister. Once a claims adjuster. Once a charismatic, now a cessationist. Once a just war advocate, now a pacifist. A disciple of Christ, 5 point classical Calvinist. There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ alone.
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