Last week we talked about engagement – about becoming interlocked like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. As we strive to become a whole church, we want to engage with God, engage with God’s people, engage with our community, and engage with our world.
So for the next few weeks we’re going to start by looking at how we can engage with God. Just think about that for a moment – Engaging with God. Being interlocked like a puzzle piece with God. Don’t forget who God is! He’s the God who created everything by just saying “Let there be…”.
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 33:6
It’s amazing to think that the God who created the universe by just saying a few words – it’s amazing to think that THAT God, that all-powerful being wants to engage with you.
You might think, “Of all the billions of people on the earth, why does God care to engage with me?” Well, to God, you’re not just Human #6328974515. God knows your name. He made you. He determined exactly who you would be before your were born. He created you as an eternal being for the sole purpose of spending eternity engaged with Him.
Doesn’t that just blow your mind? God. All-powerful. All knowing. Perfect. Sinless. Absolutely Holy and Righteous! And He wants to spend eternity with YOU! With ME!
What is He thinking!? I guess He’s thinking that we are His creation. He are created in His image. And what He creates is always very good – despite what we may think about ourselves. So because God created us, He loves us like crazy and wants to spend eternity engaged with us.
Table of contents for Whole Church
- Becoming a Whole Church
- Engaging with God: Worship Through Thanksgiving
- Bowing in Submission
- Engaging in Prayer
- Engaging with God’s People
- Instructions for Engagement
- Fanatical Christianity
- Our Roles in the Family of God
- Engaging with Our Community
- Praying for our Community
- Serving Our Community
- Engaging with Our World
- Chosen to Engage with Our World