Yesterday I visited one of our house churches within Renew. In our little Jesus community, we’ve been wrestling the past few months with this idea of a theology of vocation and calling. The house church used Romans 12 (our key text in this exploration of vocation) as a springboard into further questions they asked and affirmed in one another for the morning. The members of the house church were together attempting to be detectors of divinity. The questions were poignant and significant enough to pass along:
Romans 12:1-2 (The Message):
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Questions for reflection:
- How has God been showing up in your life recently?
- Where do you need God to show up more in your life?
- What are you doing/not doing to increase your awareness of and availability to Jesus?
- What may be interfering with your awareness of and availability to Jesus?
- What role can we [the other members of the house church] play in helping you connect with God more in your ordinary life?