What are your 2020 goals? What do you want to see happen in the coming year?
I was convicted in a sermon today that my goals are too often inward focused. They start and end with me.
But in Acts 2, the early church was committed to community. Each person made it his or her goal to make the lives of their brothers and sisters in the faith better. They abounded with generosity and sacrificial giving. They invested in each other not just once a week for an hour but on a daily basis.
Every time I see Acts 2:42-47 I see the standard and I see how far the average American church is from living it out. I see that too many people, especially believers, are living out lonely disconnected lives with little to no meaningful interaction. Having 5,000 Facebook friends can’t replace having a handful of real friends who will encourage and challenge you, who will ask how you are and won’t accept a trite Fine as an answer.
A lot of us, me included, need to step out in bold faith. We need to turn away from what’s comfortable and convenient to chase after God’s dreams for us. We can never take hold of God’s best for us when we’re still holding on to the good.
What am I doing next week? I don’t have 2020 vision (I can use that for a couple more days). I do know that God will be there and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.