I don’t know what the rest of 2021 will bring, but no matter what happens, our communities and our culture will need people who follow Jesus faithfully to show up again and again full of truth and full of grace.
The problems the world faces today and the missional doors opened before us today are the result of the careful coordination of the God who wants to empower you to serve now.
When you’re hurting and sad and you don’t even know exactly why you’re so sad, but someone, instead of offering solutions or guilt trips or “snap out of it” advice just comes along and validates what you’re feeling, it’s powerful. In other words, it’s just hard.
Live for an audience of One and bask in the sweetness of the knowledge that you matter, that you are loved, and that God wants to use you in the middle of the mess. Keep loving Jesus. Keep loving people. And be that rare bright spot in someone’s day.
When we’re passionate about Jesus and helping others to come to know him, we desire to perform at our very best for an audience of One rather than for the watching crowd.
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