One of the fascinating elements of walking with God is His commitment to the process of developing His people. There is something about the formation of character which requires time, requires process.
It is in that time, that process, that we discover things about God that become central to our understanding of who He is, who we are, and what it means to be a citizen of His kingdom. Together these discoveries shape us, anchor us, change us, motivate us, sustain us.
These discoveries that form our pivot — center — are at once personal, and available to all Jesus followers. They are personal because God is developing people, not manufacturing things. They are available to all, because they are founded on the truths of the Bible. They are central, because we never outgrow them. Rather, just the opposite: we spend our lives growing into them, and growing as a result of them.
Examples of this pivot, this center into which we grow?
- God is always with me.
- God is always at work in me (even when I feel dry, or He feels distant.)
- God is God; I am not.
- God loves me as much as He loves His Son Jesus.
- God wants me to live by faith.
- God can handle my honesty.
These, and others we’ll explore this winter, are aspects of our relationship with God we never outgrow. They form our pivot, center our souls, in the “enterprise” of understanding who God is, who we are, and what it means to be a citizen of His kingdom.