I was listening to a conversation with some faith leaders recently and they talked about re-entry and transitions with the new school year. They said that each of us is asking three important questions as we navigate through big and small decisions and seasons of our lives.
1. Who Am I?
2. Where Do I Fit?
3. What Difference Can I Make?
These questions connect with some of the ongoing topics we consider throughout our life: identity, belonging and purpose.
Take a moment to consider a time when you recently asked one of these. Each of these questions can gain new meaning based on how they integrate into the fabric of your life. What would it look like if these were the three questions in your daily life? How might it impact your interactions with others?
I would invite you this week to use one of them more often. Be open to how God may be using you in these situations to share God’s love in a new way.
Join us this Sunday as we gather for fellowship in the Great Hall starting at 10:15 a.m. for our Education Ministry Fair and connect with our church family. This is a time of year when we can share stories, connect with each other and make commitments to grow in our faith through this ministry at JCPC. At 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship, we will commission all of those who have made the commitment to teach and lead this year through our small groups and classes. Take some time to not only to make new commitments and promises, but to renew our covenant with God.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. -John 15:9-11