United Methodists take Jesus’ words seriously. We say that our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Sounds very lofty! How about we start at home?
How about we start by discipling the people who live with us?
It doesn’t have to happen in a formal, sit-down-and-study sort of way.
It happens when we apply faith to every-day life with our words.
For example, today, when springtime is bursting out around us, try pointing out God in simple ways.
When you see bright colors…
Say: Notice how God is painting beauty all around us!
See a single flower (all by itself)?
Say: God planted that one just to cheer someone up.
For the sounds of spring…
Say: Listen to the birds chirping; God gave them voices to announce spring.
When it rains…
Say: God is watering the flowers.
For springtime babies…
Say: Jesus was resurrected from the dead because God promised new life. Isn’t it fun to notice new life?
When fog swirls…
Say: God wanted to just kiss the trees.
For a sunset…
God’s got his paintbrushes out again.
When Jesus says “Go” this applies to our everyday going about – going to church, going to school, going to the mall, going to play sports, or going to a concert – It means going about our daily lives. It is a process with rich rewards.
Learn the language of faith. Together as a family.
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