Beautiful Outlaw Chapter 16: Letting Jesus be Himself Encounters.mp3
Excerpt from Participant’s Guide:
We should expect to encounter Jesus anytime, anywhere, everywhere.
Such a simple and profound thought. Anytime? Anywhere? Everywhere?
What does this truth stir up in you? Hope? Joy? Comfort? Fear? Anxiety?
Be open to the ways Jesus wants to come to you. Don’t insist it be in exactly the way he comes to someone else. This artist is inﬁ nitely creative.
Don’t let someone else’s remarkable encounter with Jesus diminish the beauty of what you know of him. Hold fast to the treasures you have. But, at the same time, you haven’t experienced all there is with God. There is more. Much more.
Those new possibilities are often opened to us through hearing the ways Jesus is working in other people’s lives. Put down both the ashes and the stones. Let’s discover more of Jesus, together.
Have you ever felt that your encounters with Jesus should look like someone else’s?
Or have you felt limited by the encounters others have had?
In what ways, times, or places have you experienced Jesus in a way that feels unique and personal to you?
If we will get rid of the limits and the religious constraints, we will see him everywhere.