What would my neighborhood, government, schools and businesses look like, if we as a community, allowed God to completely and utterly transform our lives to be more like Jesus?
I keep asking myself this question. Over and over again. What is my part in this? What is your part in this? Is it possible in my lifetime? What will it cost? My reputation? My comfort?
Each question leads to more questions! But, I know that God isn't mad about my questions. He isn't sitting in heaven rolling His eyes as I mull over these things trying to figure out where I fit into His marvelous plans. I believe it is VERY MUCH HIS WILL for ALL people to be walking in His purposes, His peace and His truth. I guess what I'm trying to say is....don't be afraid to ask God questions!
I believe this transformation has already begun, if only in the hearts of His people. Kris Vallotton said something in December that I just can't seem to shake off:
If the crime rate hasn't dropped and people are still getting abortions and divorces and people are still addicted to pornography then the church is not doing what it is supposed to do to TRANSFORM the community around them.
And, I don't think he is referring to just a few pastors or the church building in itself.
Aren't we "the church"? I pray we are open to receive His wisdom, compassion and strength to be a part of a mighty transformation that sets the captives free. Of course, people still can choose to remain in bondage, but I want to be able to say I prayed and at least tried to reach out to them.