Check-In: October 17, 2015

Darin Charles —  October 15, 2015 — 1 Comment

We’ve spent the last few weeks discussing and defining the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  What I’d like to do now is to extrapolate the concepts of those beliefs to our own lives.

If our God is the one, true God.  If he is love and joy; if he is all-powerful and all-knowing; if he is patient and kind, then. . .

If Jesus is our Lord and Savior; if he suffered and died for our sins; if he defeated death and promises eternal life; if he speaks truth; if he is the ultimate example of sacrifice and humility for us to emulate, then. . .

If the Holy Spirit is always with us; if it guides us in our faith journey; if it is a teacher and a reminder of Christ’s teachings, then. . .

 

If all of these things are true, (and these are the collective truths of the guys in attendance), then what does that say about us?  If I believe what Jesus says about the Trinity, then “Who am I?”

My answer would be something like this:

I am a child of God.  Created in His image.  I am a follower of Christ.  I am imperfect, but I have been redeemed.  I am saved by his grace.  I am led by the Holy Spirit – God’s presence inside of me, and it creates within me a continuous unrest for my life as it is – a desire to live a life aligned with God’s purpose for my life.

Knowing those things, I choose to live a life reflective of Christ’s teachings, so that others may see him, through me, and may come to know him more.

So, “Who are you?”  Take a few minutes to think about a similar statement for your life.  Write it down if you like.  Post is here if you can’t be there in person on Saturday morning at 7:30.

I’m In,

Darin

One response to Check-In: October 17, 2015

  1. “If our God is the one, true God.”
    Words have power.
    If you read this sentence – essentially it has THREE key words:

    1) our
    2) God
    3) true

    Before you commit to this statement – think through the implications of each one of them and the power they hold.

    Your understanding and subsequent commitment to these words and their meaning unleashes that power into the world for better or worse.

    Is this the only path? Why or why not? And if you were to ask God – what do you think would be the answer?

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