Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them or I will terrify you before them. Jeremiah 1.17
September often feels like the beginning of a new year, with new and fresh things stretching ahead. There are indeed new and fresh things coming up for us. But before thinking of what may lie ahead we are to “get ourselves ready’, ready to be witnesses and to say and do whatever God commands as we ‘fill our spaces’, wherever that space may be for any of us. We are each responsible for wrestling with (as necessary) and acting out (in obedience) ‘discipleship’ – being his disciple – following him.
Being church is to do that in a mutually supportive way knowing also that he has a plan for us all together.