God moves through hearts and relationships. God's purpose is not to build religious institutions but to transform lives as part of an unstoppable movement. The Kingdom of God is expanding daily and Jesus will be glorified.
How bold are you with your faith? Do you seek lost people, build healthy relationships, and lead them to Jesus? What holds you back from being on mission and how will you overcome these obstacles? It is time to courageously spread the gospel.
If someone watched your life for 24 hours, how much love would they experience? Why is love primary and yet difficult to bring it consistently in our relationships? Who inspires you by the way they love people?
When Jesus changes your life and forgives your sins, He also gives you a divine purpose. Your healing, hope, and transformation is linked to how God wants to use you in other people's lives. Through relationships, love, and sharing your story, the impact is multiplied.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who guides us forward as we take the next step of faith. Do not settle for regression or a stagnant apathy. Salvation, baptism, a church home, serving, community, making disciples, and leadership are examples of moving with and becoming like Jesus.
Following Jesus includes both "me" and "we." We often underestimate the "me" aspects of faith. Do you have a group of people who pray, study the bible, have an authentic love and are on mission together? This has always been Jesus's plan.
The harvest is plentiful but where are the workers? When you pray, God moves and His plans include you. God transform you into an answer prayer. Do you notice the pain that people carry? How can you be an instrucment of hope and healing?
Before Jesus's ascension, He guaranteed two promises: The Holy Spirit would come and He would return. The Holy Spirit is now available to you! Are you available to the Holy Spirit? To abide includes trusting, remaining and nearness. The Holy Spirit empowers and guides you daily.
A relationship is not one day but every day. Closeness to God is not just one place but everywhere we live, work, learn, and play. Following Jesyus is not rooted in pride, fear, or selfishness but grace. The Christian life is not based on more self-effort but reliance on the Holy Spirit. God's grace is sufficient daily and eternally.
The followers of Jesus are often scattered, isolated and have built walls of seperation. Jesus, however, destroys the barriers of pride, fear, and resentment. In Jesus's longest recorded prayer, He continually cries out for our unity. A unity with purpose-- that the world would know who He is.
Where do you go to meet your essential need for comfort on a daily basis? Who or what do you turn to? What is God’s comfort, and who needs it? Isaiah prophecies a word of comfort over God’s people who are tired, broken, wearied, and exiled. They desperately needed God’s promise of comfort. And despite their lack of faithfulness, God remains faithful for his sake and for his glory to be known. We won’t ever stop needing God’s comfort; for him to lighten our burden and make our yoke easy. How do we now stop resisting the comfort of God and enter into his rest?
Is God going to provide what you really need? Can you trust Him fully? What does it look like to rely on God
The judgment of God is personal and national. The faithfulness of God is our only hope. The mercy of God is the song of the redeemed. Do you ever wonder when specific people and nations will have to answer to God? How does God have the final say within justice? Will prosperous cultures who rebelled against God and bring destruction simply get away with it?
How do you know when God is leading you to do some thing? Do you listen closely to his voice? Will you trust him as you step in to new territory, rolls, and adventures? Our calling is not to live a comfortable life! The greatest joys often come in times of incredible challenge and even hardships. Jesus walked this path, and the eternal glory far outweighs the temporary trials and pain.
The prophet Isaiah is speaking to the nation and calling them to return to God. What is the condition of your soul? Jesus is the cure for our sin and rebellion. Jesus heals deep wounds. Jesus brings hope when you feel despair. The invitation from God is trustworthy. His kindness leads you home. There is one voice that is strong, true and reliable. What will it take for you to repent and lead others to God and His goodness?