Read: Ephesians 5:1-2 - “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
For the past twenty days, we have pursued God’s presence daily and together. We have seen God speak to us through Scripture and devotionals and challenge us through our Gather Times as a church family. As we conclude this intentional time devoted to pursuing God’s presence, the question becomes this:
As Jesus followers, where do we go from here? In Ephesians 5, Paul gives some powerful instructions to help us understand how we can channel our passion into practical steps as we continue on in 2018. He says very simply: pursue His presence daily. His instructions are not confusing or extensive. He simply directs us back to our love relationship with God. That relationship is to be our focus, our highest passion and ultimate pursuit. The goal of the Christian life is a relational pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ.
As we pursue Him, He will lead us to a deeper level of abiding in Him, a greater love for connecting in community with other believers, and a white-hot passion to share in the mission!
We believe that you grow any relationship by investing time in that relationship. We’ve defined four strategic ways that you can spend your time to grow as a Jesus Follower. Today, as you process “What's Next?,” consider the following evaluation questions in light of these four strategic ways:
GOD TIME | Are you spending time daily alone in fellowship with God?
GATHER TIME | Are you spending time weekly gathering in worship with your church?
GROUP TIME | Are you spending time consistently in community with a small group from your church?
GO TIME | Are you spending time annually going on mission cross-culturally?
Take some time to evaluate. Take some time to pray. Have a blessed day in the Lord!