My bottom line here has not changed from when I first started. I want to communicate, clearly, a sense of the adventure that my life has become in response to following Jesus. And in so doing I want to encourage those of you who are reading to accept God’s invitation too.
So what are the key ingredients to a 2018 that’s rich and flavorful? Jesus is the foundational essence. Following Jesus must be our plan. Then it’s a matter of building from there, always rooted in Christ, always committed to growing, and learning, and serving in his name.
So let’s be open to the possibilities. With faith, Jesus pointed out, ALL THINGS are possible. Even digging out of this cynicism. Even living a life defined by light, and love, and grace, and promise.
I know I’ve used the idea a lot recently, but I really like the notion of Jesus being God’s invitation. And an invitation – of course – never really takes effect until we respond… and show up… and (the best part) participate.
What would you risk for Jesus? How abundantly do you want to live? Come on, what are you waiting for?
Believe to the extent that God naturally flows out of you, celebrate like you believe God’s promises with all of your heart, love without holding anything back, and demonstrate the kind of enthusiasm for living that God has in creating – you don’t have to make anything up, simply tell the story that God has given you new life!”