In our new book, Norman Blackaby and I state the importance of the topic of character in our society today:
How do you live a life of godly character in "a culture that values results above character?" We believe it is a matter of the heart. When we start tromping through the pages of His-story, we see God chose and changed people like you and me--people whose hearts wander from God regularly but who responded when God called them and who let God capture their hearts for His purposes.
This is why when we write about character in our book, Character: The Pulse of a Disciple's Heart, we point people to a heart-realationship with God as the source and measure of our character, not a list of moral rules or hand-picked characteristics. The lifeblood of a disciple, or, follower of Jesus, is a heart filled with God's Spirit and intentions. Our character flows out of our heart's intimacy with God.
So, rather than insisting you conform to a list of behaviors or characteristics we choose, we invite you to walk with real people in real time with God from the Scriptures. By observing the men and women God chose to join Him in his eternal rescue mission and how God developed their character we believe we can experience the same heart-centered relationship with God as He calls us to a life that makes a difference.
This week at Legacy Church, we will begin walking through the book and what the Bible has to say about character. Join us at 9:00 a.m., follow the signs, and see what God has to say to you about your character.