At Gateway Church our mission is tied into what we call the “Way of Christ.” The “Way of Christ” encompasses loving God, loving people, building character and being the body (Christ’s body to the world). Next week we’re beginning a series on “Love God.” So today in our all staff meeting we sat in groups and discussed the concept of loving God, what it looks like and how we live it out. It’s very interesting how a simple little concept can be so complex in reality. After reading through the following passages (Matthew 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 10:25-28, Deuteronomy4:6-9, 10:12, 11:13, 13:3, 30:6 and 1 John 4:7-21) , we had a list of 15-20 questions to discuss. We never got past the first one.
“Why is loving God the most important thing?”
We talked about love, what love looks like, what it isn’t and how all of this relates to loving God. In the discussion someone brought up trust as a meaningful component to a loving relationship. My Early Childhood Director quickly spit out the question, “Do you think that God trusts us?”
What do you think? I don’t have an agenda. I don’t even know that it makes any difference, but at least it’s something to think about.
Does God trust you?
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Perhaps it is just quibbling over words, but I am not certain God can trust us, but he certainly entrusts things to us. I am not certain that trust is meaningful in terms of God’s relationship with us. We certainly must put our trust in God, but God knows everything that we think and do. Trust seems to imply an unknown (as in “I trust that he will do such and such”). To the extent that God knows everything, is he really in a position where he has to, or even can, trust us? That said, he certainly does entrust us with blessings, gifts, talents, personalities etc. As a worker in Children’s Ministry, he entrusts me with his children. And that is certainly something I take very seriously!
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Obviously not if I am still unable to serve anywhere.