To echo many speaker’s words this weekend, “Justice begins at the heart of God.”
Prayer is a vehicle to pursue and listen the heart of God.
Bible study is a way to hear God’s words convict you and turn you to action based on the love of God and neighbors.
Passionately pursuing God so that we can be transformed and conformed to the image of Christ to live in the reality of his overflowing abundant and eternal life is what drives my ministry to children, writing on this blog, and work for the betterment of those in my community. I truly believe that our role in God’s kingdom is to recognize our role as God’s children to be pursuing faith, generosity, and obedience toward God as we live and serve on God’s mission in our community. God’s mission is to change the eternal destiny of our family and neighbors and to give people a hope and purpose for their life on earth.
I want everything I do to point people to the truth of God’s love and offer of eternal life (John 3:16) and that God has made everyone with a purpose. If people understand their purpose they can live courageously and compassionately towards one another for God. In my work with kids and adults I interact with people who have not yet received the gracious gift of overflowing life based on Jesus’ sacrifice and I see a lot of apathy displayed in our culture. Together, as the body of Christ, we must share Jesus’ love and life with others and disciple them towards obedience to God. When people know that God desires them to live purposefully from experiencing transformation through opportunities of service and worship in relationships together then they can begin to discover the gifts, passions, and hope that God has designed them to work for by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The relationship between eternal hope and purposeful living is undeniable. When we have an eternal perspective it drives us to do radical and sustainable ministry to those around us.Let us work together and be amazed at what God can do as we work to worship him by loving others!