How long will it take to be like Jesus? Where am I on that journey and what is my next step?
"In truth, all along the way, I've been gospeling my neighbors. When I get to sharing the story, I get to show how all along the way we’ve been sharing the good news of the kingdom by living like Jesus lived. And I've earned the right and the trust to speak it over them. We have received each other really."
One of the hallmarks of a Westside student missions trip is that students don’t just show up and hang out but they have an opportunity to lead. This leadership opportunity led several students to explore how they can use their S.H.A.P.E. to impact others. Some students also expressed a desire to pursue further education and vocational options in international missions.
I'm in it for the long haul with Jesus on this. I'm going to live free of shame, but I know it won't happen over night. I'm practicing new ways of thinking and new ways of resting in the gospel, it's yielding different behavior. But like with all new habits it's going to take awhile of that to become the new normal.
The joy of Easter can only be appreciated by understanding Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and victorious resurrection.