Mystic: Giving

Dear Mosaic Family, Hope your 2014 is off to a blessed start! Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Did any of them involve getting in shape? I know my gym has been fuller than usual. I'm all for getting healthy, but true overall health must include the health of your soul. Have you made any resolutions to train yourself spiritually? Scripture tells us in 1 Tim. 4:7-8, "Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."

Last week, we started a sermon series called "Mystic" to help you train yourself in the disciplines of the Christian soul. Tomorrow, we'll be talking about "giving" as a spiritual discipline. Jesus said, "It's more blessed to give than to received," and to receive more of this blessing on a continual basis, we need to train ourselves to give systematically and develop a lifestyle of generosity. Giving is to become the muscle-memory of our souls, becoming the natural response of our souls to the needs around us.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan