In order for the church to reach this generation, we need to embrace a new way of doings things. Over the course of church history, the methods in which we communicated the message of Jesus have constantly evolved.
This is crazy to think about but the church was always at the cutting edge of innovation up until recent history — the Silicon Valley of the past.
We have to continue to operate in this mindset, because it’s biblical. In 1 Cor 9:23, the Apostle Paul says he became “all things to all people” for the sake of the gospel.
Which means as he went to different areas of the world — he adapted the message of Jesus so they could understand it in their cultural context. As long as we’re not falling into sin, it doesn’t matter what measures we use to reach people. @steffanydawn
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Do you ever feel trapped in your own mind?
It whirs with thoughts like, “What if I’m not pleasing the Lord? What if I’m not hearing Him correctly? What if no one ever sees my heart and always misunderstands me? What if His plan for me is not quite as awesome as hers? What if I’m just a glory seeker? What if it’s all not true, what if it is?”
Sound familiar? It has to me.
We love the Lord, we’ve given Him access to all of us and asked Him to pull junk out from the root. We’ve prayed and sang worship songs declaring we want Him to free us. We ask for that freedom from the unknown places we function out of and hold onto and identify from that are not Him.
But an exposed root hurts. It hurts the pride because, for goodness sake, we thought we had already addressed this and moved past it. It hurts because there you are with your issues of insecurity staring you in your face, mocking you.
Everything seems to scream inside of you, “Run away, not safe, hold back, stay secure, defenses up, fight stance.”
In that exact moment a friend texts out of nowhere because He told her to. Another friend posts something and tags you that reminds you He knows our humanity and He cares. Friends willing to hold up your arms for you while you’re tired in prayer.
He knows our weakness, He cares, He wants to strengthen us. Look for Him.
It’s OK to be just a girl and let the Lord encourage and support us when we’re tired and weak. It’s OK to let people know and ask for help. It’s OK to be tired and worn out and cry and be broken and vulnerable and weak, because that’s when God does His best work.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor 12:9-11 #walkingreflections ...
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“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”
~Elisabeth Elliot 💗 A mighty prayer for us, and the next generation of women we call our daughters. #holy#womenofGod#momsofdaughters#madematchless ...