Marti’s call to Go Live!
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Gently spoken and of the Clark Kent school of mild manners, John doesn’t fit the finger-pointing, ranting Jeremiah mold, but he doesn’t pull any punches either. It’s only because he points a finger first at himself that he can catch others in the act seconds before they become aware of it.
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Since the incorporation of the Catch Ministry as a cyber church in September 2012, John has provided daily Catch articles for 10 years or 2600 archived Catches! Let’s put our hands together for those of you who have walked the 10 years of this journey with us.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)
Life has a way of squeezing us into a mold that is not who we are in Christ. And over time we become almost clones of ourselves. We repeat the same patterns and get stuck running the same tapes over and over. Christ is in the business of transformation. Transformation is a remaking of ourselves from the inside out. It is total, and it is not under our control but under the Holy Spirit’s control. And it’s my belief that you cannot experience that transformation when you have a hold of yourself. You find it when you let go of yourself — when you step out of yourself where you are naked and vulnerable — essentially when you go live.
What happens when you go live? Instead of creating something that you have shaped and edited to look your best — cut out all the mistakes, airbrushed out the blemishes — going live is stepping out as you are with no safety net. It’s real and raw. It’s who you really are, not a fancy creation of yourself or someone else. If you slip up, you slip up. You deal with it somehow; you don’t try and hide it because you can’t — you’re live.
There’s a sense of urgency and intimacy about being live. And a little bit scary. There’s obviously a risk involved. But from that place, Paul teaches that we will be able to discern the perfect will of God. “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2) Through the transformation that God is working in our lives when we go live, we will be able to be in the center of His will.
So get ready to Go Live! Together, let’s step out of the patterns that lock us into conformity and take our place in the unpredictable freedom of spontaneity and honesty.
God’s perfect will is always the best for each of us and if we have the strong faith we will all be able to do this with courage and conviction.