Houses of Blessing
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom...
Welcome in the digital living Room
Sit down, take a cup of coffee or tea and perhaps have a biscuit. Feel at home!
We are still working hard here, as you can see. There is still work and remodeling, the dust has to descend and a thorough cleaning is certainly necessary, but that should not spoil the fun anyway?
Here in the house we know that we can be safe, secure.
We do not gossip with each other or about each other, but we talk to each other. We laugh with each other and we cry with each other. We meet in the here and now and embrace each other with compassion and mercy.
Above all, as a household of God, we also enjoy each other!
Once again, feel welcome, within the frameworks set by Christ.
There is a place of commanded blessing
Perhaps I can first take you to that 'old' song: "there is a place of commanded blessing".
There is a place where the Lord blessus us, where brethren in unity dwell, a place where anoiting oil is flowing, and we live as one.
Can I ask a question to you? Do you know such a place, a place where the Lord wants to bless you, where unity is and love reigns? Where God's joy and oil can flow? Without obstacles, without regard to the person?
You have called us to be a body. You have calles us as friends. Joined together in the bond of the Spirit. Unto the end.
Do you have such a place where you are bound to the body of Christ, one as a family? Inserted, as a member, each separately, but together one body? To be friends through the Spirit of Jesus, strong to the end?
Father we join with the prayer of Jesus. As you are so let us be one. Joined together in unity and purpose. All for the love of your son.
A place where you can come together to pray as he taught us, to be one together as He is, A desire to be bound together in unity and striving, strong in the Love of Him?
We will break dividing walls. We will break dividing walls. We will break dividing walls in the name of the Son. We will break dividing walls. We will break dividing walls and we will be one.
A place where yu dare to be yourself, where you dare to break down the wall that you may have built around youself? To bring down that wall to become one together in te love of Christ?
Or as the following text says:
"And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom......." ~2 Cor 3:17b
Freedom. Are we not all looking for it? Are we not all looking for a place where we can be ourselves? A place where nothing is necessary and yet (within the frameworks of the decent) everything is allowed?
Where there are no tightly defined frames of 'as it should be', where there is no fixed structure. A place where freedom is in the broadest sense of the word.
Let's be honest that many fellow believers, from RKK to Free Reformed, from Baptist to Evangelical, have liked their place within those structures and perhaps even within that system. And that is good! If you feel 'happy' there, you know how to 'maneuver' within those frameworks and hove found your place there, I'm really happy for you!
But what is you do not know how to stay inside?
If that space is too limited for you?
We would like to offer you that place. A place to BE. A place where you (perhaps for a moment) can drop your wall and really dare to 'expose'. A place where there are no fixed boundaries with service, liturgy and all other 'Bells and wistles'.
If you are looking for that place or a different form, then we want to help you find that place.
You can always come to the coffee!
You can always be here without apologizing for who you really are.
In the house of God there is always peace!
You can always come to the coffee
A pilgrim song. From David. Behold, how good and sweet it is when brothers also live together. It is like the precious oil on the head, falling down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, who wave down on the hem of his clothes. It is like the dew of the Hermon, who descends on the mountains of Zion. For that is where the Lord blesses, life for all eternity.
Are you looking for a house where you can come for a moment, just to BE you? And BE with capital letters. Just as you really are.
Maybe you need some compagny. A listening ear. Maybe you want to share your story. Perhaps you would like someone to pray for you, for the situation in which you are or want to recieve a piece of education from the Word of God, the Bible. That is possible!
But also, as said, just that listening ear. Or maybe you want to watch a movie together, play a game, just have a cup of coffee together and just do NOT do anything else. In other words, just be there, no matter who or what you are and to experience that you are welcome and of value.
It is all possible. The people who are connected to this site all have an open heart to recieve you as you are!
Feel free to contact one of them. There is probably 1 in your area and otherwise we are looking for someone in your area. If we do not have anyone in our network, we will go over the church walls and knock on a local pastor or preachers door and if you wish one of them will contact you.
Houses of Blessing Winnipeg Manitoba.