Holy · Way

living His Way…

When living His Way… everything is His…
all lived through His perspective… His truth…

Conversations with adult children…
those who believe… but still finding their way…
reveals how easily we compartmentalize…

Living most of life…
finding our way in secular society…
makes it hard to see His Way in everything…
but that’s what His Way calls us to…

The Jesus Way… talks about the role of prophets… in helping us find His Way…

One of the bad habits that we pick up early in our lives is separating things and people into secular and sacred. We assume that the secular is what we are more or less in charge of: our jobs, our time, our money, our opinions, our entertainment, our government, our house and land, our social relations. The sacred is what God has charge of: worship and the Bible, heaven and hell, church and prayers. We then contrive to set aside a sacred place for God, designed, we say, to honor God but really intended to keep God in his place, leaving us free to have the final say in everything else that goes on outside that space.

Prophets will have none of this. They hold that everything, absolutely everything, takes place on sacred ground. God has something to say about every aspect of our lives, the way we feel and act in the so-called privacy of our hearts and homes, the way we make our money and the way we spend it, the politics we embrace, the wars we fight, the catastrophes we endure, the people we hurt and the people we help. Nothing is hid from the scrutiny of God; nothing is exempt from the rule of God; nothing escapes the purposes of God. The ground is holy; people are holy; words are holy: Holy, holy, holy. 

— Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way 

And I see myself in this role…
a prophet to my adult children…
helping them see His Way…
in all their ways…

Try to open their eyes…
to His Way…
in their way…

Try to reveal all… is… holy ground… when we live… His Way…

But as the One who called you is holy,
you also are to be holy in all your conduct…
1 Peter 1:15 HCSB

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