God invites us to connect.
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12
The value of spending time with God is that we hear His voice, we can feel His presence –we can remind ourselves of WHO he is and draw closer, knowing that as we draw near to Him he draws near to us. Even if God is silent the time is not a waste. It is relationship building. It can bring comfort when we drop the walls. It changes us… it is time when we see Him, see HIs goodness and greatness. it is time when He heals us and restores us, inspires us and challenges us.
"In all the great complexities of our souls, only God can go to the depth and breadth and length of what we need." – Beth Moore
and the beauty of it is… its not just all for us.
i believe God calls us to know Him and make Him known.
to connect and then connect with others, so that others can see that God is real and loves them
its about overflow
we overflow God’s love into others and onto others
we love, because He loved us first
we connect because we are connected first to Him and then to others.
God’s love is lavish –
it was lavishly expressed in the life of Jesus.
it was lavishly expressed in the sacrifice of Jesus.
it is lavishly expressed in God alive in me, making me new, transforming me, accepting me.
and it should lavishly be expressed through me to others.
know God and make Him known.
that’s the mission.
#FiveMinuteFriday free write time! <—click to tweet this!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready?