A Place to Find Some God-Space
If your life is anything like mine then at times you feel a little overwhelmed. If I stop for a moment and look at my life, I find that I'm more connected, wired-up, Wi-Fi enabled and over-programed then ever before. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of things about living in our day and age that I love. The information at my fingertips and the access I have to friends that live all over the world is... incredible. Despite the benefits of living in a downloading age, I need help in finding some space for God in my life. And I'm assuming you might, too.
We call it God-Space. And what that means is this: margin in our lives to focus on our faith and relationship with God. We need encouragement to allow God to have more and more space in our lives...or to say it another way "influence" in our lives.
First off- margin. Have you ever wondered why books have margin in them- a section of space from the end of the text to the end of the page? I'm not in expert in publishing or design layout, but it's basically there to help us focus on the words on the pages. If you've ever tried to read a document that had small margins, you will know what I mean. I know for me personally, I can't focus on the words and what is being said if there aren't correct margins on the page. In the same way, we need margin in our lives. We need margins so we can stop and focus on what I think is the most important question you will ever answer, "What do I think about God?" Cru at Mizzou is a place, either through our weekly meetings, small groups, discipleship opportunities, and parties where you can find that margin or "God-Space."
Secondly, integration. We want that God-Space to start to affect more and more of your real life. We often separate and categorize parts of our lives as either "secular" (meaning non-spiritual) or "sacred" (meaning spiritual). So for example, you might say your classes are "secular" and your relationship with your boy-friend or girl-friend is "secular" but going to church or Cru is "sacred." This thinking results in disjointed and fragmented lives where what we say on Sunday or Thursday nights doesn't line up with how we live the rest of our days. We miss out on seeing God interact with every part of our lives, helping us and directing us according to His plan. Romans 11:36 says, "For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen." It's clear that God's desire for us is to have Him have more and more space in our lives and Cru at Mizzou would love to help be a resource for you in that journey.
So come check out Cru at Mizzou and we will help you create some space for God in your life. I know I need help on a daily basis and so I'm guessing you do also.