In a previous post, we see that God exists in relationship, therefore, we are also created for relationship. Sin caused the image of God in us ruined. Instead of worshiping God, we end up worshiping created things to give us identity (image). When Jesus came to save us, He reconciled us to God and restored our identity. As we draw our identity from God, our relationship with God is restored and we are free again to worship (not rebel against) God. Our relationship with fellow believers are also restored and we are free to love (not worship) others in community.
This renewed identity also will overflow in the way we relate to those who are not yet part of God’s family. We will be compelled to join God’s mission to reconcile even more people to Himself. Bear in mind that this is not OUR MISSION per se. So, this is not our initiative overflowing from our intrinsic goodness. Rather, this is God’s Mission, overflowing from His abundant love for His creations, and we are simply invited to join in His salvation plan for many. If this is what God is about in this world, then it will be a shame for us to miss this. Joining God in His mission will bring significance and meaning in our lives as His children. As He gets the glory from each individual being saved, we share joy of our heavenly Father as we welcoming new members into God’s family.