Excerpt from Romans 5 (CEB)
3 But not only that! We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, 4 endurance produces character, and character produces hope. 5 This hope doesn’t put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
“What is the main characteristic that defines you?” The first answer is my vocation, the happy mix of career and call that I get to enjoy. Or it could also be my family relationship as father. Or maybe my defining characteristic is my marriage and being a husband. Or it could even be other important relationship’s in which love is central. Come to think of it, it seems, as if there is no one characteristic that defines me. Instead, I find that all of these are important in who I am as a child of God made possible in Jesus.
So what about LPCC? As I often say in worship, fellowship is a huge part of what it means to be part of the church. We begin our worship with a moment to fellowship with others because we need each other; we are tied together in this adventure of faith. And it is in this same spirit of fellowship that exemplified our earthly example of our spiritual relationship with God. Or maybe it’s the music programs with all its varied ways that people use their gifts to sing, ring bells, play the piano, organ, and other instruments and in all of these honoring and praising God.
What about you? What do you believe is/are the characteristics that make you up? What do you believe are LPCC’s? I can’t wait to hear from you about what you think…
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church