In my sermon Sunday (available on Podcast Here) I tried to hammer home that we use tools such as values, purpose statements, strategies, systems, processes, technology, etc. to help us be the church that God has called us to be today in order that we might reach the people God has called us to reach. I stated that the message of the Gospel does not and will not change nor do the principals and teaching of the Bible. However, the way which we communicate that message and apply that teaching will change as the culture, and lives of the people we are called to reach changes.
We as a church must use what ever God honoring tools are available to us so that we can be as effective and faithful to the vision and mission God has given us. But if that is true of the church how much more true is it for our personal lives? Are you being the person God has called you to be so that you can do what God has called you to do? Are you leveraging all the God honoring tools at your disposal to be as effective and faithful as you can to the mission God has for your life? Are we as followers of Christ doing what Paul talks about in Phil. 3:13-14:
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.”
God has gifted and blessed you in such a way to serve him in a unique and wonderful manner. DO NOT let your Christian life be set aside to a ho hum existence. You are on a mission from the God of the universe there is nothing more exciting than that. It is time we start living like it.