Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.— A. W. Tozer
If you’re like me, there are aspects of how you live your life that you want to improve — especially in your relationship with Jesus. It can be easy to become content with how things might be, so much so that we might not even realize that there is room for growth! Working against us are cultural norms, peer pressure, bad habits — or simply a lack of encouragement to take the next step toward making a change.
Well, Houston’s First wants to be that source of encouragement. From October through Easter in late April, we’re providing helpful resources related to a different spiritual discipline each month. The goal of this intentional focus — called InnerChange — is to deepen our faith by incorporating practices that will turn our attention to Him and align our hearts with His.
As followers of Christ, let’s commit to never becoming complacent with where we are in our relationship with our Savior. If you do not already know Jesus, I invite you to ask questions and seek answers here at Houston’s First. Take a step toward making the greatest inner-change you could ever make — giving your life to Jesus Christ.
Pastor Gregg Matte
Below are some examples of what common encounters could look like when approached with a selfless heart:
In a city often known for aggressive drivers, go ahead and let the other car into your lane. You’ll still get to your destination!
Much of the Bible focuses on putting others before ourselves — especially in the New Testament.
We want to hear your suggestions for how to develop or demonstrate a selfless perspective. Share your ideas with us using the short form below.
Here are some reminders as you guide children and students toward developing a selfless perspective:
In "Lifesong" by Casting Crowns, the singer cries out to the Lord asking for "the words I say and the things I do" to "bring a smile" to Him. May our lives — our lifesong — be characterized by selflessness and may it be found pleasing to the Lord as we live to serve others and glorify Him.