Who, What, When, Where & Why


468930_3869252621297_1479619013_oIn 2012, I stood right on this cliff in Westray, Scotland and prayed with three wonderful friends.  Isn’t it a blessing to know that Jesus shows up when we gather together as faithful hearts?  No fuss, no requirements, He is there.  He doesn’t focus on who we are.  Our economic or social status is not important.   He doesn’t emphasize what we are.  Our age, gender, ethnicity, or familial status is irrelevant.   There is no mention of when we gather together.  Morning, mid-day, or even nighttime all fit in perfectly.  He doesn’t even bother to tell us where.  Inside the church, the store, in the office or on a cliff, it all becomes sacred ground.   What he does tells us is who and why.  Matthew 18:20 is one of the simplest rules of engagement for hearts of faith gathered together.   Sometimes I think we make it all so complicated.  It is a fallacy to believe more people make our prayers significant.  We only need to look at this message to know, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”  This simple meeting makes a blessing.  During last week’s Orkney Bible Festival in Kirkwall, Karl Martin talked about enjoying a monthly Sabbatical Sunday.   A Sunday morning to step not inside the church, but into the lives of others.  He encouraged us to go and tell, pray and mission with others outside the walls of the church.  What a better place than in the world to find our 2 or 3. No matter the details, gather in His name and pray with someone today!  As promised, He is there.

Awaken Our Hearts!

8 comments on “Who, What, When, Where & Why”

  1. Hi Daynette,

    It’s obvious that writing is one of your gifts!!! The photos are beautiful. I’d love to hear your sermons. Please record one and post it…

    Proud of you and God is with you!


      1. Only God knew that you would return to the place of your missions experience to lead His people. God is so amazing!!! I know you are well.

  2. I really enjoyed your blog entry for September 9 where you talked about Jesus shows up when we gather together as faithful hearts and we gather in His name. It reminds me of the beautiful song that is sung at weddings “There is Love” by Paul Stokey of Peter Paul and Mary. One part of his song he sings…Two or More of You is Gathered in His Name….There is Love. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrTfNTzAvYY&w=560&h=315%5D

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