Catalyst Week 4
Hello Trouble... perhaps it’s you who’s forgotten me. Perhaps I need to come find you — remind you who I am?
Bottom Line: God grows us through relationships. Therefore, all relationships have the potential to be significant to spiritual growth.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
THERE ARE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT
Resourceful people add to our lives and ignite our passion
Important people share our passion and values for life
Trainable people catch our passion and are influenced by us
SHARE WITH SOMEONE:
Who is one person God has used to help grow your faith in Jesus?
Who is one person that caused you to be interested or curious about faith in Jesus?
THERE ARE RELATIONSHIPS THAT SUCK
Nice People that enjoy our passion and values but don’t care to contribute to it
Draining People sap our passion, emotional and spiritual energy
We’re called to love all people, but we aren’t called to spend equal time with all people
The heart alway provides for what it values and if we value God above all, our capacity to love him and others will expands. If we value the world first, we will miss out on not only the joys of knowing God but also the joys of this life. Relationships will degenerate into contacts, and we will seek to manipulate people to get wheat we think we want. We will be driven to accomplish and impress, and this will detract from quality time with those we love.
- Kenneth Boa (Conformed to His Image)
HOW DO WE WORK WITH GOD TO LEVERAGE OUR RELATIONSHIPS?
Where do you have margin built into your schedule for relationships and interruptions?
What areas in your life are most impacted by your lack of physical and emotional presence?
Are your priorities in the right spot? Where do they need to change?
Unless the Gospel is your priority, you won’t find the space for margin and you won’t be truly present.