Ah… Breathe deep one more time!
At LoveFirst Coast, we cut back our ministry activities for the holidays. It gives a little space and time to rest, reflect, and remember who we are. When we have been busy for a long stretch, it is tempting to believe we are what we do, that our work defines us, that our significance is based on the roles we play and accomplishments we can claim. But in fact, our identity as God’s child is far greater than any of those other things. We are God’s children. By the power of the Holy Spirit we are made new. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:1-10)
Our identity in Christ is the greatest gift. It cannot be added to. God loves us no less when we rest and He doesn’t love us more when we are productive. Taking a break and really celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas creates margin in our lives for remembering who we are in Christ, for worshiping God for who he is, giving thanks for all he has done.
And the holidays are ending. The work that flows from who we are in Christ begins again. Recalling that we are greatly loved, once again it is time to love the First Coast. Discipleship gatherings and missional engagement are returning. Our next worship gathering is January 13 at 6:30pm in the St. Johns Room at Faith Community Church.
Come and be equipped and encouraged for life on mission!