We are obligated to bless others

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Is the grace God has extended to us a reason to feel obligated to bless others? Do we, the Church, have a responsibility to reflect His creativity and redemption for others to see? How can we pursue our passions in a way that honors the Triune God of Scripture, blesses others and allows us to grow in humility?

 

First off, let me share with you a few thoughts regarding the obligation we have, as His people, to bless others:

ob·li·ga·tion
ˌäbləˈɡāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
    “he has enough cash to meet his present obligations”
    Synonyms: dutycommitmentresponsibility, moral imperative.
    • the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something.
      “they are under no obligation to stick to the scheme”
    • a debt of gratitude for a service or favor.
      “she didn’t want to be under an obligation to him”

       


For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
Matthew 10:8

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1


 

Current Projects.

This is a list of the different opportunities I am pursuing as an outlet for my passions, and as a way to see Him at work in my own heart with more clarity.

Hispanic Entrepreneurs.

Passion: Coaching, cultural engagement & understanding.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to be the organizer of a meetup of Hispanic entrepreneurs in the metro area. We had our first meeting two weeks ago, and it was a blast! What an amazing group of individuals, so talented, engaged, driven. I know I will be challenged by this gathering in many ways, all of them good. I hope to serve them well, and be there to support their efforts.

TED Talks discussion group.

Passion: Creativity, culture care.

Motivated mainly by the success of the H.E. Meetup, I decided to launch another meetup, this one with the main focus of discussing ideas worth sharing. TED Talks,  among other sources, would be our primary resource for conversation, discussion and application.

Small Press.

Passion: Reading, writing, books, education.

This is an idea I have been thinking about for a while. Lately I thought it would be a good to enlist the assistance from other member of my congregation, who share my love for literature. Also, through one of the meetups I’m part of, I have met a man from South America who is a published author. All this, plus some of the ideas-challenges from Culture Care, have moved me to consider how to support the Language Arts teachers at our local middle school. There’s still a lot of thinking and planning about this ideas, but the desire is there.

Just One Class.

Passion: Education, coaching

This idea originated from a discussion I had with a local businessman. The main goal is to help some of the Hispanic American young adults in our community to pursue higher education, by guiding them to take at least one class at a community college. First interactions with a group of six young men – all of whom where part of our youth program a while back – have been very positive.


 

Call to action

Seriously consider how you could pursue one of your passions in a way that:

  1. Demonstrates – at least to you – your total dependency on His Person & Work
  2. Challenges you toward excellence in the practice of that passion
  3. Gives you clear opportunities to grow in humility
  4.  Is a tangible blessing for those around you

 

Remember His grace, Follow Him in humility, Cultivate constantly, All in cultural diversity.

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