I’m missing some people in my life…the lost.
Even though they’re the ones who are lost…needing the transforming hope-offering power of the Gospel, I feel like the one who is lost…not really having any non-Christians that I truly share life with. One of my struggles as a Christian who gets to put all his time towards serving the Church is that I am around Christians most of the time. I work with Christians, I live with a Christian (my beautiful wife), and my close friends are Christians. While I am thankful for the people God has used to grow and bless me, I also know that I am struggling to be a light as God has called me to be. Sure, there are non-Christians that come to our church gatherings…but I want to live life among and with non-Christians. I don’t want to do this by myself, but in a community of missional believers. In order to do this, I need to be intentional.
At times I feel paralyzed by this…feeling like the relationships I’ve slowly built at Starbucks aren’t really going anywhere. But, this blog post by Johnathan Dodson I read today encouraged me and reminded me of how I can do this in everyday life.
He offers five ways to live everyday life with Gospel intentionality:
- Don’t eat alone.
- Be a regular.
- Hobby with the city.
- Be a good neighbor.
- Serve your city.
He explains each one and it is well-worth reading. It has reminded me that living out God’s mission does not have to be as complicated as I make it. It starts with me and a community of believers being intentional with everyday life.
Here’s the whole thing…