We can have all the knowledge of faith, but until we take intentional action steps our faith will not grow. We need to, as Jude 3 says, “Earnestly contend for the faith.” As we grow, our faith starts to shape our thoughts, actions, and behaviors and we start living and walking out a purposeful faith.
The truth is that we are called to love others, even in our most painful seasons. These broken moments are often the moments God uses to bridge hearts in a way that serve his kingdom-purposes.
Do you know what I love about our God-given identity? You can wear this crown and still carry out every other task, passion, or assignment God has given you. There is no taking this off. From the moment we say, “I do” to Jesus, these truths are forever ours.
Our mission is to care for their hearts too – connecting them to the local community and to a family like atmosphere, and to show them Jesus by coming alongside and doing life with them.
What I’m finding is in this new and growing age of Christian Literature, where new authors are emerging left and right, is not every book that claims to be for our spiritual growth is biblically sound. And that’s a problem. ESPECIALLY when so many Christians have turned to these examples to set the foundations for their lives.
Here’s the thing about relationships. When you base your knowledge of someone off of faulty information chances are your relationship with that person isn’t going to flourish. Why? Because you don’t know who it is that you’re connecting to. This is where a lot of Christians, especially new believers, stumble. They’ve heard about God. They’ve heard all the sermons on Sunday radio (or maybe in church). Their friends are Christians and the topic occasionally comes up in conversation. They may have a verse or two underlined in their Bible or hanging on their refrigerator. But have they taken the time to get to know God themselves? I want you to get to know this God that you’re curious about!