Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We are HOM less...

Every week, we have had small group meetings for our HOM (Heart of the Missionary) class. Today was our last meeting for HOM. Let me give you a little understanding of what HOM was about.

In HOM, we discussed the basic core Gospel and how it affects each person down deep within them. Many Christians probably believe that the Gospel is the life changing message that allows a person to accept Christ as their Savior. While this is completely true, the Gospel is so much more. The Gospel is our life story that we need to live on a daily basis throughout our entire life.

The Gospel can be described by the following...

"You are more sinful and flawed than you ever dared believe, yet you can be more loved than you ever dared hoped, at the same time, because Jesus lived and died in your place."

The Gospel helps us see our sin and helps us understand our need for His mercy. When we give more value and importance to things in our lives other than the Gospel, it becomes an idol. Anything can become an idol. However, the Holy Spirit shows us our sin (John 16:8) and guides us in our daily living (John 16:13, Romans 8:13)

We are children of the living God. We have been adopted by Him. Are you able to see the Almighty God as Daddy? This is a hard concept for me, but that is exactly what He is.

When Jesus needed to talk to His Dad, He would go away in solitude to talk to Him. After this time of solitude, He would then take care of the His disciples and then handle ministry needs. Our lives should be modeled from His example. When was the last time you spent 2 hours in solitude with God? You may be thinking that life is just too busy to take out 2 whole hours. Well, guess what... you were given 168 hours of time this week (and every week) and 744 hours just this month. When looking at the big picture, 2 hours is not that much time to devote to talking to God (especially when we consider how much time we spend online, talking on the phone, or watching TV).

With all this, I want you to know that God loves you. He loves you no matter what. He doesn't love you any more or less than He did when you were first saved (and if you have not received Christ as your Savior, Jesus loves you too). There is nothing you can do that can separate you from His love!

My HOMmies

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jyll!
Oh, so good to see you and your HOMmies - wish we could've journeyed to the HOM all the way with you guys.

Excited about this home stretch for you all - and a little sad that when you all leave, this fall session of CIT is really done! Yep, I'm a sap.

I'll keep checking in now that I've found you.