If you want to experience God, you’ve got to adjust your life. You can’t do the same thing and expect different results. Often times we choose not to obey God because we want to be in control or we want to remain comfortable. If you want a close and intimate relationship with God, you are going to have to change your plans, your ways, and your habits. Joining with God takes making adjustments with your time, your relationships, and your faith!
Pastor Joe Wittwer talks about three things he hopes will inspire and equip you to have a personal, real, and practical relationship with God. First, God loves you deeply and created you for a love relationship. Second, God pursues you relentlessly and initiates the relationship. Third, God calls you to respond and enjoy the relationship. Life is about relationships. The most important thing in life is a love relationship with God. And what’s remarkable is that God wants a love relationship with you! Now, the thing God wants from you more than anything else is to love Him with all you have!
Today we are talking about the Imaging Community. We are saying what we should DO is love our city, but first we need to know who we ARE. Because what you do flows out of who you are. So we could talk about this and do Love Week and have it just be a one time thing we do, or we can learn about and step into our identity as the imaging community and see that who we’ve been created to be is a community that is called to be deeply incarnational in the lives, structures, organizations and systems in our city to partner with God in the work of redemption. We’re gonna find it’s not just what we’re called to do, it’s actually who we are created to be!