THE MISSION OF GOD

The Mission of God

God is on a mission. I am certain of this. God is just as alive, involved, and at work today as He was during the thousands of years Scripture records. In the beginning, He created everything in a balanced state of harmony, form, and beauty. However, the pinnacle of His creation rejected divine intimacy. Ever since, God has been wooing us back to Him. It is the ultimate love story. God dives into the frozen lake when we fall through. He runs into the flaming building when we are trapped inside. He melts the callous walls of our hearts when we isolate and fortify ourselves inside our own fear, hate, shame, or insecurities. But the best part is, He calls us to join Him on this mission of hope.

We were once God’s enemy, choosing any number of false gods. He loved us so much that He sent and gave up His one and only Son. For us. His enemy. This is the example being set for us. Our hope, and the mission we are called to join is to love our enemies.That is the most evangelistic thing we will ever do. It’s more than words and more than actions. It’s a lifestyle that participates in the mission of God. When the world sees a movement of people having enough self-control not to fight back, enough compassion to find solidarity, and enough humility to realize the power in weakness, then the world will come to know Christ in His true form—cruciform.

Joey Armstrong
Life.Church Broken Arrow

SCRIPTURE READING

““If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return. “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:32-36‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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