Awkward.

Dose the Gospel make you feel awkward at times?  Absolutely. And we should learn to embrace it.

Enjoy this post from Mark Batterson on how we should engage not dread areas of awkwardness in our lives that could produce spiritual fruit in our walk.

I think awkwardness is one key to spiritual growth. Are you willing to do things that feel awkward like kneel at an altar or obey a spirit-prompting or have a hard conversation? If you are, then God can use you! Those things involve a degree of awkwardness but they often lead to spiritual breakthroughs. I’m at a place in life and ministry where I crave awkwardness. I want to look awkward. I want to feel awkward.

On Friday I met with a group of students and something came over me as I prayed for them. I’d never even met any of them before but I cried as I prayed. It was a little awkward. But sometimes that is the difference between generic prayers and prophetic prayers. At our Saturday night service, I didn’t feel like God was done with us so we went into overtime. I felt like there were things that people needed to submit to the Lordship of Christ. It was a little awkward. But one of our prayer leaders told me that she prayed with someone who gave her life to Christ during that time.

Let’s not avoid awkwardness. Let’s create it, cultivate it, and celebrate it.

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