Can you imagine trying to describe a sunset without ever seeing it? You might get it right in theory, but when you describe it after watching one, you realize there’s so much more that goes beyond the theory. Experiencing and describing how God moves in your life goes way beyond applying a theory or doctrine of right thinking. There’s fullness and wonder that explodes in the reality of “God with us!”
Generous EngagementChristians are called to engagement with the world. That’s what we mean when we say we are “the hands and feet of Jesus,” bringing the Kingdom of God wherever we go. Unfortunately, we often choose to engage in ways that can feel more like a sales pitch than real concern for the world in which we live and participate.
Becoming generous in our engagement requires a mindset like that of Christ, where salvation isn’t giving up on the world but is instead redemption of God’s creation. “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,” wasn’t a platitude – it was the goal. Let’s consider what that looks like as we prepare ourselves for generous engagement.