There are 168 hours in a week. Historically as the Church we have focused faith to be in the couple of hours on Sunday mornings we spend in worship & an hour during the week in Bible study. We begin to think that Church is what we do at specific times in specific places. Faith becomes categorized to a segment of our lives. We treat as an outfit that we put on for certain occasions when it is appropriate.
But faith was never meant to be limited to 2-3 hours a week. Being a disciple means “a follower or student of a teacher, leader, or philosophe” (Oxford Dictionary). It involves a person’s whole life. We follow Jesus wherever He leads us. We learn from His teachings in the Bible applying them in our lives.
The #168Life is living out one’s faith every day all day. It influences what we say with friends or post on social media. Faith is the filter through which we see the world. By it we make decisions, interact with others, share love with the world. Faith shapes who we are in every area of life. It is who we are, not what we do.
Here at ReSolved Ministry we strive to live our faiths in a way that others ask what is different about us. We serve others with love and share the Gospel with humility. We grow each day in the Lord knowing that we are being changed from the inside out by the Holy Spirit.
There are 4 Missional Habits to help one live the #168Life: Be Present, Listen to Learn, Serve, Share.
- Be Present – put away the distractions and be fully present in the moment. It is giving your undivided attention to the one(s) you are with.
- Listen to Learn – listening to one another, not waiting to respond, but to learn about the other person. It is listing with your eyes & ears hearing what is being said and what is not said.
- Serve – As you learn about one another you hear their real needs. You can serve with humility, caring for one another.
- Share – as the relationship grows so does trust. In this trusting friendship you lovingly share why you love Jesus.
The Missional Life Habits are tools we use to help us live out our faiths 168 hours a week. We grow in each one over time as we grow closer to the Lord.
To help you grow in the Missional Life Habits you can join the ReSolved Ministry Online Community, our Facebook Group. It is a place to connect, share prayer requests, encourage. On Sundays we look at one of the Missional Life Habits for that week then discuss how we can live it out in our lives for the next 168 hours.
May every disciple life the #168Life so that the whole world questions the lives we live asking about the difference that is in us. This is how the Gospel goes out into the ends of the world advancing the Kingdom of God.