Go and Be
As the world shifts around us day by day, what truths can we trust to be consistent?
Dallas, Tx has been in lockdown for over 6 weeks. Just as we were beginning to settle into this new version of normal, this weekend Texas will begin phase one of opening back up select businesses and organizations.
What can we hold on to while everything continues to shift around us?
If you haven't already, now is as good a time as any to pause and consider the bigger picture. As the day by day changes, what do you want to be true of this time in your life as a whole? You are living through a global pandemic, how will you look back on it?
Listen in for some thoughts around this question, and use the processing questions below to help guide your response.
Imagine the future- when we are 10 years past this pandemic, how do you want to look back on this time? What do you want to be true of you as you lived through these unique days?
Have you been tempted to get married to the method rather than the mission? As things have changed has it been easy or difficult to remain flexible? Why?
Take an honest inventory of the past 6 weeks. As you reflect on this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, what has been true of you? Have your actions Glorified God? Is there anything that needs to change?
What specific opportunities do you have this week to share the gospel or serve someone else? Who in your life is front of mind that would be blessed by your acts of service? What is one step you can do to stop worrying about your own protection/needs and put your eyes on someone else's?
As everyone around you might land differently on what is wise right now, have you taken the time to ask the Lord how He'd have you uniquely respond to Texas opening back up? How do you balance boldness with wisdom with what we know about exposure risks? Where is God asking you to be bold and trust Him with the unknowns? Where is he asking you to exercise wisdom that points to caution?
How do you enjoy Jesus? What are ways to make that happen more often?
How have you done at building boundaries in this "new normal" and carving out time for fun?
What have you seen God do thus far during the COVID-19 Pandemic that you can celebrate and praise Him for?
If you have come and seen who Jesus is, how has He changed your life? Where is He sending you to "go and be" His disciple?
If you have not yet "come and seen" that the Lord is good, and you're interested in hearing more about the God we're talking about, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com to connect.