Last year I was involved in a community conversation focused on getting to know each other and strengthening the community. One participant suggested that we "lean in" to truly hear and appreciate what each person brought to the conversation. With each of our differences, come ways to contribute to the overall well-being of the town or city in which we live. The same is true for our church family!
We are called together with one goal - to spread the love, salvation, and glory of God. In order to accomplish this, we need to appreciate the talents that each person can use to serve God. Even though we may have one goal, we can each contribute in different ways. We can lean in to better understand the perspectives, talents, and calling of each person. Through this, we can also see where our talents fit within the larger community. Knowing ourselves and understanding those around us, we can then press on to spread the Good News of salvation, God's love, and His glory!
Lean in to understand and then press on in spreading God's love, the message of salvation, and God's glory!
Thank You for the talents that You have given me and for saving me from my sin. Help me to press on in order to spread Your love, salvation, and glory. Through Jesus I pray, amen.