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I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT
I am very pleased to host a guest post by Heather Rae Hutzel on Living in the Reign.
After publishing her Amazon Bestselling novel, The Book of Life: The Greatest Story Ever Told, Heather Rae Hutzel began a journey of discovering what it truly means to live in the radical story that God designed for us. What that meant for Heather was quitting her job in the marketing research industry to pursue a God-given dream to unite and prepare the Bride of Christ for the return of her King. Heather inspires and challenges the Church to abandon the status quo of watered-down, Americanized Christianity to pursue a radical, sold-out Kingdom life.
Heather lives with her husband in Northern Kentucky where they enjoy spending time in their garden, taking photographs, and playing with their beloved dog. You can find out more at HeatherRaeHutzel.com.
You will enjoy what Heather Rae has to say…
I will never forget the day someone said to me, “We believe the Mind of Christ is found in the Body of Christ.” While the context of our discussion (churches voting on major decisions) did not always bear that out, at least in my mind, I believe my friend was on to something. While we may not see as many examples of it as we should, maybe the Lord’s original intention was that we discern His Mind through a collective inquiring. Fortunately for us, we do have an example of this in Acts 15.
What do you think when you hear the term “Christian”? Do you think of someone who is “saved,” or “born again”? Maybe you think of someone who goes to church. The face of a relative may come to mind who you would think of as a Christian. You may even think of yourself! Regardless what comes to mind when you think of the word, an honest investigation will show that it has lost a good deal of its original meaning. For the sake of effective ministry in this post-Christendom era, we may need to change the label we wear.