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“We always live up to our beliefs - or down to them, as the case may be. Nothing else is possible, for it is the very nature of belief.” - Dallas Willard
Every human is specifically designed for a purpose. Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies is very few ever discover and believe in the purpose in which they were created. As we discover our giftedness, roles, and the beliefs of our hearts, we will see our environments alter. Men and women released to their design will live on mission by nature. This mission encompasses the communities in which we live as well as the global Body of Christ.
Deep within the heart of every man is a compulsion to worship. Far too many times worship has been exchanged for an emotional experience confined to a public gathering. Worship, however, is a daily expression of our inner communion with Jesus. Worship pours out in every aspect of our lives. When worship exists our community feels its warmth.
“Let us make man in our image, in our likeness….”(Genesis 1:26).
As the Father, Son and Spirit live in perfect relationship we too are designed for community. It is not optional for the Body of Christ to live in isolation; accountability, spiritual formation, and mission are acts of love designed for the context of relationship.
“Respect of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, all who follow his precepts have good understanding.” (Psalm 111:10).
The compass for our present and future existence is found in the words of God. Understanding how to relate ancient scripture to our daily existence is the essence of wisdom. These words must be our guide in daily living.