Waking Up

Waking Up

“I have no idea what I was doing with my life before God became real to me.”

My friend had been living the typically busy life.  He is in his late thirties, married, and has three kids.  We met because he had a kid on my soccer team, and I had invited him and his family to Easter service.  He was not able to come that Sunday, but he eventually came and he began the discovery of a life connected to the love and purpose of Jesus Christ.

He started serving in the youth group and became energized by encouraging middle schoolers.  Suddenly, he was living for a greater purpose than he had ever imagined.  And he was fired up.

Life is too valuable to waste.

This Sunday at the Gathering Church we continue our focus on A Good Life.  Romans 12:3-8 makes it clear that God gives us abilities that are best used to help others.  An experience of God’s love and purpose always goes way beyond our personal, individual life.

But something needs to change in our thinking and how our culture has shaped us to focus on personal achievement.

How do we wake up to God’s purpose for us?

How do we do what matters most?