Living from the Inside Out — Huh?

May 21, 2012

“What does it mean to live from the inside out?” people ask me.

First let me tell you what it’s NOT.

It is not about trying harder, and it’s not about praying more, serving more, doing more. It is not which church you attend or whether you tithe or give to missions. It has nothing to do with “getting your act together,” or defining yourself by what you don’t do. I’m tired of Christians defining themselves by what they don’t do — I don’t smoke, drink, or watch certain types of movies —and I secretly think God is too.

Living from the Inside Out: What Is It?

Living from the inside out is about relationship. It is about falling in passionate, head-over-heels love with Jesus Christ. It’s about spiritual and personal transformation, recognizing you are powerless to change yourself, apart from God’s grace and the work of the Holy Spirit. It’s also about positioning yourself to participate in the transformation process.

It is about experiencing transformation in your whole being, including inner healing and freedom from captivity. It is about sanctification of the whole person—body, soul, and spirit. It’s about discovering the real you—your unique temperament, strengths, and gifts.

It’s about living the life you were meant to live.

Living from the Inside Out: What It Means

So what does this mean for you as the reader? What can you expect to find in the days, weeks, and months ahead?

Here, you’ll find inspiration and motivation for establishing intimacy with God and others. You will find posts and tutorials on spiritual practices, including transforming friendships and healing communities.

You’ll find information and resources to help you discover your God-design and purpose, and how to walk it out. And you’ll find tools and resources for healing, tools designed to set you free to live the life you were meant to live.

I can’t wait to get started! How about you?