Life after the Gravitron

For his Synchroblog this month, Glenn over at Re-Dreaming the Dream is asking people to share a little bit about the current chapter of there lives. He asks the questions-

How are you doing?

What are you doing?

What are you learning?

What are you dreaming about.

As I shared in a recent post the last year has been disorienting to say the least. The last year has been a year of rethinking what it means to be a Christian, What Church is all about. I became so focused on those things I neglected my relationship with Christ, my wife, my sons, and with everyone else.

 A couple of years ago my boys talked me into riding the Gravitron. When the ride finally stopped and I stumbled off I felt dizzy, nauseous, off balance and disoriented. I had to sit down for a little bit before I could continue to enjoy the street fair with my family. That’s how I feel now.

 I think that this chapter of my life is about just taking some time to sit down and regain my equilibrium. I am trying to focus on strengthening my relationship with my wife, and taking a more active role with our two boys. I am trying to let the Word become central to my life again. I am not naturally a nice person, and the less I am in the word, the more my natural self rears its ugly head. (Just ask Jenny and the boys). I am slowly becoming more involved with other believers, through a Friday night Bible study, and even getting involved in our church again. Oh yeah and I just started walking and hiking, because I have gained so much weight and just feel unhealthy.

 The further I move into adulthood, the more I find out that many of the childhood illusions I held about people I loved and looked up to, and about the world in general are not quite true. But just because my childhood illusions don’t quite ring true my love for those people and for the world God created isn’t diminished. I am learning to have the same attitude towards the Church. As imperfect as it is, God has chosen to use his Church to advance his Kingdom on Earth, It is through his Church that the Gospel is proclaimed.  I am learning that I need instead of just being critical of the church I need to love my fellow brothers and sisters.

 I am also learning (or relearning) the importance of staying in close communion with God through his Word, and prayer.

 What am I dreaming about?

 I’ll have to do a follow up post soon on this one. One thing I am dreaming about is Moving from Romans 7 to Romans 8.

Here is list of other posts in the synchroblog.

Alan Knox: You Are Here

Barb: One Year Check Up

Erin Word: My Turn

Glenn Hager: Feeling Free

HW: May Synchroblog

Jeff McQuilken: Mile Marker Reflections

Jeromy Johnson: Our Story- Chapter 10

Kathy Escobar: It Stinks Down Here, But I Really Love The Smell

Lyn Hallewell: Your Turn

Mike Victorino: Lost Or Found (Depends On Your View

Rachel Hanna: Sychroblog…

Sam: Synchroblog Monday

Sarah: Glenn’s May Synchroblg

Tera Rose: May Synchroblog

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2 responses to “Life after the Gravitron

  1. Aaron ~ I think a lot of have been on the Gravitron. Once you fall down, puke, and stumble around a little, you may have a new perspective. 🙂

  2. Being in a relationship with God is like riding the gravitron. It is because we are spiritual beings living in a physical world. Our God is Spiritual, but our bills, life and problems seem to get the best of us. Even our logic is at battle with our faith.
    In order to stay balanced, we have to constantly be in communication with God and open to hear and see in the Spirit and see life from His perspectives. We have to look down on our problems & the enemy instead of looking up 2 them.
    God is supernatural and if He can create the universe, He can handle our lives!!! Everything we aren’t and can’t do, He IS and CAN do!

    Peace & Love:)

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