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From the Ricciardelli's and the CZN team.
Seeing the Good! - On occasion I am asked by subscribers as to why I was publishing an article from a particular author. They were wondering if I knew what that author did or said in 1985, 1998, or even last week. Whether I did or did not know what this author might have said in 1985, or whenever, I would ask, "What does that have to do with the current article?" When we publish an article on our newsletter, it is because we believe there is some value for readers to learn from, or be encouraged and inspired. This does not necessarily mean that we endorse everything the author might do or say in life.
Part of the ongoing desire of the Converging Zone Network is to see the Body of Christ converge, or to be as one. This is not to bring uniformity, but to see the beauty and strength in our differences as we come together for one common purpose, to bring people towards the knowledge of God, and to bring glory to God through our individual and collective lives. Those of you that have had the patience of watching me try to live out of this paradigm know that I have failed many times in this, but you also must know that I believe in it so much, I will not quit the pursuing of this.
There are articles that may have elements of confirmation and truth, and other elements that may not be as strong, but can we take from the good, and be empowered by grace for the not so good. We are also not to be limited to our own paradigms or perceptions and so sometimes we may not necessarily agree totally on some things. I am a walking contradictory to myself sometimes. :) I often have had to shift from things I thought were true but later found to be not true or sometimes just having to shift to a greater truth or meaning.
We also must realize that we all are coming from different world -views and faith experiences, and we all have different lenses we look through. This means that in some ways, we may miss something that others are catching, and catch some things that others are missing. This is true life, this is the reality of the Body of Christ in various cultures, experience, and expression.
I hope you hear my heart on this and be thankful for the value you perceive and have grace where the perception of value may be lacking. I know God judges the heart more than he does our accuracy or our own righteousness, and thank you Jesus that we can by faith live in your righteousness and not our own.
Mark Your Calendars for Converging Zone's first gathering - Raleigh, NC Feb. 24-26th More information to come!
Relational - On Thursday night, every attendee will be introduced to everyone, share what they do, and start the gathering right by letting others know who they may need to connect with further through the weekend and beyond. During registration, all registrants will be part of our online CZN Gathering Directory so that you can further be in contact with those people, ministries , and businesses you'll meet at the conference.
Participatory - There really is no speaker/ audience separation as we will all be part of the sharing together of life, resources, and most of all gain greater relational fusion for the road ahead. We will have several speakers and relevant topics limited to 30 minutes of sharing and then panel and audience discussion and interaction.
Empowering - You will NOT leave with just more information from just another conference. You will leave with an experience that will encourage you and empower you with revelation and new friends who will come along side you in all that Father has called you to be and to do.
Servant Leaders are Spirit motivated to help others find their God given destiny, rather than recruiting others into agenda filled systems or corporate visions. The very place where freedom should reign can often become a place where destiny's are imprisoned by religious systems of man. When people can freely hear God's voice and His intended purpose for their own lives, the community will flourish.