Sunday, December 07, 2008

quote for the week: Eugene Peterson on following Jesus as the Way

To follow Jesus implies that we enter into a way of life that is given character and shape and direction by the one who calls us. To follow Jesus means picking up rhythms and ways of doing things that are often unsaid but always derivative from Jesus, formed by the influence of Jesus. To follow Jesus means that we can't separate what Jesus is saying from what Jesus is doing and the way that he is doing it. To follow Jesus is as much, or maybe even more, about feet as it is about ears and eyes.

Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way, p. 22


Lanny said...

Soak in Him.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes. When we were a part of a Vineyard church "soak" meant to just stay and stay and stay in God's presence. Especially during certain corporate times together. Some people seemed to be good at soaking. Though you probably mean something, though related, a bit different.