When An Open Heart Is Hard To Come By

It is very difficult to get men together to study, share, and pray. The reason, at least for many, is busyness. We just have too much to do. From work to home to everywhere in between, our lives are filled with demands. In the short snatches of time we have free, the last thing we want to do is fill it up with something else. “Can’t everyone just leave me alone!”

The problem is that the same men realize that spiritually they’re on life support. Doing more hasn’t translated into being more. In fact, the opposite has happened. The faster we live, the lonelier and emptier we become. We give, give, and give but we struggle to find 10 minutes of quiet with the Lord. We give from our emptiness, and so our prayers are dull, our relationships are shallow, and our life is soulless.  We’ve let the good things become the enemy of the best things.

As much as it may seem that you cannot add anything more to your already overcrowded schedule, the reality is that you can’t afford NOT to meet w/ God. All you’re doing is striving after wind (Eccl.1:2, 14), and you can feel it in your bones. In order to live, you have to meet with the God of life. If you do not have a group of struggling brothers to meet with, to share life in God together, then join me (Nate) on Thursday mornings at 6:30am. I’m going to pace through the Letter of I John starting Feb. 2 till March 29th, and I’d love you to come along for the journey. We’re going to pay close attention to our hearts, loving each other into deeper relationships with Christ. In the words of I John, we will seek to “walk in the light with Him who is in the light” (I John 1:7). If you are a member of Cornerstone Pres or just a fellow, struggling brother in the wider Franklin community, you are welcome to attend. We’ll meet at Cornerstone Pres. Church (136 3rd Ave. South, Franklin, TN 37064). Bring your coffee, a Bible, a journal, and an open heart. And if the open heart is difficult to come by, come anyway. That’s why we’re meeting together.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at nate@cstonepres.org or 615-618-4707.

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