Our economic, social, and spiritual capital is what determines the level of impact our lives can have. Ochs defined economic capital using the acronym LIFE: labor, influence, finance, and expertise. How can you use your LIFE to further God's kingdom? Social capital involves every relationship in our lives. Are we pursuing relationships for the purpose of knowing God and making him known? Finally, spiritual capital involves our religious practices and moral code. Are you honoring God by seeking abundant life on earth and the hope of eternal life in the future based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
Everything we do involved our head, our heart, and our hands. Honoring God means pursuing truth, exercising faith, and living with character. Your pursuit of truth is measured by the amount of time you spend reading, memorizing, and meditating on scripture. Faith is the fuel that turns knowing into doing. The measure of commitment to be a person of character is directly related to your obedience to living in his truth.
Honoring God is done by serving people, pursuing excellence, and stewarding your resources well. Serving people means having vision to see what should be done, hope to believe it can be done, and courage to get it done. Pursuing excellence involves expertise, innovation, and discipline. Stewarding resources well using what you need and being generous with what you don't.
With these aspects in play, we will begin to realize the impact of our lives increasing, and glorify the name of God in everything that we do.
It's crazy to think that we only have a few weeks left here at Link Year, but I would definitely appreciate prayers to finish strong, and get all that I can out of the awesome opportunity I've been blessed with. Love y'all!! Thanks!
"Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should." - Ephesians 6:19-20