When you look at your life (and your work and your passions), what makes you come alive? where are you most useful and most of service? In what ways might you be holding yourself back and in what ways might God be inviting you to use your gifts to serve the world? That’s what we look at this week.
2 Timothy 1:6-14
Because of this, I’m reminding you to revive God’s gift that is in you through the laying on of my hands. God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.
So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about the Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, share the suffering for the good news, depending on God’s power. 9 God is the one who saved and called us with a holy calling. This wasn’t based on what we have done, but it was based on his own purpose and grace that he gave us in Christ Jesus before time began. Now his grace is revealed through the appearance of our savior, Christ Jesus. He destroyed death and brought life and immortality into clear focus through the good news. I was appointed a messenger, apostle, and teacher of this good news. This is also why I’m suffering the way I do, but I’m not ashamed. I know the one in whom I’ve placed my trust. I’m convinced that God is powerful enough to protect what he has placed in my trust until that day. Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you heard from me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect this good thing that has been placed in your trust through the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Magic Lessons podcast with Elizabeth Gilbert (Fr. Shay talked about ep 209 with guest Glennon Doyle Melton)
“If there is no God, God is in it” – Brian’s ever-changing, often-contradictory thoughts on God
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