June 6, 2021
St. Francis said: Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
BIG IDEA: Your life message is the gospel the good news of Christ in you as you reflect Christ to the world.
Every one of us has a unique life message.
- Listen for the
“The LORD said,‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.’Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
I Kings Chapter 19:11.
God speaks to us in a
You’ve got to get alone, get silent before God so He can give you your voice, a gentle whisper.
- Recognize Your
C. S. Lewis said “God whispers to us in our pleasures but shouts to us in our pain.
It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf word. God shouts to us in our pain, in our failures, in our mess.
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh
God put on weak and frail human flesh so that we could relate to Him and understand His life message clearly.
It’s your greatest pain that God takes and turns it into your greatest purpose.
God takes your mess and turns it into your life message.
- Embrace Your
You’ll find your life message when you realize what really bothers you enough to move you out of your comfort zone
Sir Francis Drake said: “Disturb us Oh Lord”, when we are too pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore!”
John 1:14 says: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”
Our neighborhood is global with a 24/7 news cycle, and we’re able to get pictures and video and information instantaneously from around the world.
you’ve to allow the hurt and the troubled people of the world to disturb you, to have a holy disturbance, and you won’t give in to apathy; but, you’ll get involved in people’s lives,
Love the one in front of you.
God didn’t say that it was our job to end global poverty; but He did say very clearly that it’s our job to engage and be a change agent for justice and mercy in the world.