When People Get It

August 19, 2010

I love when people get it.

I love seeing when people understand the things that are most important in the world.

For example.  Tonight at Youth Group, the high schoolers sung loudest when it came to the songs that mentioned the cross and what Jesus did for us.

This is so great.  Because I think they are singing loudest because the Cross is probably the biggest part of Grace being lived out by Jesus.

Because of the culture we live in, (and it’s probably like this in any culture) I think it’s really hard for American Christians to “get” a lot of things some times.

It just seems a lot of times we put family or friends over following Jesus, or money over God, or doing things a certain way instead of trying to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

I know I probably do this in a 101 ways a week at least.  But I think it’s something we all struggle with.

And the beautiful thing is when people get it. It makes me happy.

I have a friend named Adam, who recently started making all these volleyball nights, not just because he likes volleyball, but because he realized the importance of relationships and the need for spending time outside of church to try and grow those relationships.

He gets it. That is beautiful.

I also remember a time where this High school girl named Annette, one day told me how despite how important her parents were telling her school was, she realized it wasn’t ultimate anymore, and she realized serving Jesus was much more ultimate and better than how her family wanted her to grow up go to college and get a good job, and a big house. Instead she wants to be a kids pastor.

She gets it. And thats awesome.

Or another time when my old roommate Mike after many times of hearing me say seek first the kingdom, and others say it,  decided to do that over plenty of school work, and things would work out for him.  And he started to realize seeking first the kingdom was more important than school.

He gets it and that’s amazing.

I don’t know. I just love when people get it.  I wonder if I am ever like that with people in my life. Hmmm. Well anyways, what have you “gotten” lately?


One Response to “When People Get It”

  1. Adam said

    I am that Adam. Sometimes i feel like i get it and other times i feel like i am clueless. It’s either I understand God in isolated spurts or I am 100% clueless and i have an illusion of understanding…

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