We are revealing our Manifesto of who we are as The New Young Christian. If you haven't read part 1 of our passion piece read it here.
We are called to a revolution. Not a revolution from something but for something. This revolution demands us to charge the hills, stake our flag in the ground and never give it up. No matter what is charging at us or trying to overtake us, this is the ground we battle for that we don’t relinquish easily. There will be a societal clash of arms on these hills because these are not just good ideas but solid ground to defend from the intimidation around us. When we take the hill, we keep the hill because there is no going back to normal once we do. The taking and keeping of these hills secures the spiritual future of you and those around you us fight and never give them up.
These are the hills The New Young Christians will take or die trying.
Hill #7: Find and Follow Your Family
The New Young Christian knows who you spend the most time with is who you will be most like. You were never meant to live life alone. Find your family in the faith. Biological or spiritual...it doesn’t matter. Fathers are needed. Mothers are necessary. Brotherhood essential. Sisterhood critical. We believe family models the spiritual relationships God knows you need to survive and to grow. We start this world being sons and daughters first and then most of us grow up to be fathers and mothers. We lack spiritual fathers because we never learned how to be a sons and daughters. So we pursue sonship. We devote ourselves to become daughters. Family started with God and is God’s idea. God modeled the ideal relationship of Father and Son with Jesus. That’s our standard. It’s how we choose to relate and love each other in the Kingdom. We are not an organization or an institution but a family. God calls his sons and daughters and we respond by calling Him Father.
Sons are meant to be home. Daughters are meant to be cherished. “Home” is whenever and wherever we come together as lovers of God. We don’t run from home as prodigals but we run to the arms of God’s love and acceptance of us despite what we’ve done or where we’ve been. Success in life is not what you do in life but who you do life with. Successors are the fruit of your success. What you pass on to those coming behind you is the true measure of greatness. If Jesus says greater things you will do when I go, then our heart is for those coming after us to do greater things than us because leaving a legacy is our destiny. Find family and you find faith. You’re more than the sum of your parts. We can accomplish more when we partner together. We become more when we become family.
7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:6-8