For those connected to Jesus and growing in Him it’s going to increasingly look like this:
A sacrificial laying down of their own desires in order to benefit and serve others;
Doing this happily and with humour, anchored by a profound depth of peace.
Continuing to live like this over the long haul in the face of suffering and severe setbacks. Consistently acting for the good of others;
Constantly holding on to hope, leaning on Gods faithfulness and trusting for his breakthrough;
Interacting gently with those around them.
Unswervingly, consistently, and reliably laying down their lives for the blessing of others.
Don’t know about you but I’ve got a heck of a long way to go.
As ever, the application is not ‘socks rolled up’ but ‘roots dug down’.
Today again, the call rings out, ‘Time to abide‘