The invitation and challenge of God is found throughout the Bible. On page after page, we see God’s inviting people to be with Him and challenging them to do something for Him. Think of this invitation in terms of relationship, our identity formed by God’s covenant with us. This defines who we are—our ‘being.’ Think of the challenge in terms of responsibility, our calling in God’s kingdom. This defines what we do—our ‘doing.’ Being and doing. Identity and calling. Covenant and kingdom. Invitation and challenge. We will follow this double helix throughout this year’s iLent devotional, asking God to help us hear His invitation and act on His challenge.
Also on this journey, we will use the spiritual habits we developed last year to help us grow in the invitation and challenge of practicing the 3D life of Jesus—
- UP, our relationship with God
- IN, our relationship with our community
- OUT, our relationship with our world.
We pray that you experience and enjoy God’s invitation and challenge in your life during this season of Lent!