This morning as I was praying about life and mission, I began thinking about how the Gospel changes and then influences life.
I am thinking about how the Gospel changes our hearts and intentions (Rom. 12.1-2, Heb. 4.12), then our thoughts (2 Cor. 10.5), and from there our life (Mark 10.17-27, 2 Cor. 4.16).
It is in this manner that God uses the Gospel to change and use our lives and then our words. It is with this new and ever growing Gospel heart/mindset that we can interact with our culture/world to speak into said culture/world (2 Cor. 2.14-17).
If we seek Him (Matt. 6.33) and abide/remain/dwell in Him (John 15), we can impact our world as He works on us and through from our changed heart/life.
But first we must submit and remain submissive. The Good News does the rest and does not rest.
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