God puts everyone in our path for a reason. Even when people are rude to us, it is important that believers show Christian empathy to them. In this clip, Rob talks about how the book “Holy Moments” has influenced his sense of empathy.
Holy Moments Book and Christian Empathy
Rob started the clip by sharing his new mantra for when he doesn’t feel like doing an important task: “Do it anyway”. This phrase has served him well in 2023. One of the things we rarely want to do involves encountering people who act rudely toward us for seemingly no reason.
Turn the other cheek? No way! Our instincts (and the world) tell us that we should let that person have it because of their disrespect. “Holy Moments” reminds us that we do not know what that person is going through in their life. Chances are, they are struggling with issues just like ours, and we caught them at a bad moment. If we see these encounters as opportunities to respond kindly instead, we may just bless that person, as well as ourselves.
Even a brief act of kindness can turn someone’s life around. There are no coincidences. God puts us in each others’ paths in order to accomplish His plan. Christian empathy means listening to the Holy Spirit, recognizing that fact, and responding with kind words and deeds.
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In this Gathering clip, Rob Rowsell took a break from his usual real estate and financial discussions in order to share about his Christian faith journey. Rob used a baseball diamond chart as an analogy for “rounding the bases” of spiritual maturity in Christ.
Christian Faith Journey as a Baseball Analogy
First Base is the start of the Christian faith journey. This is when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life, and he cleanses you of all of your sins. While it may be the most important event in your walk, it is literally just the beginning!
As you round the rest of the bases, you are maturing. Second Base is your commitment to maturity. Studying your Bible and praying leads to a closer relationship with God. When you grow as a Christian through these steps, God sanctifies you and molds you into the image of His Son.
Heading to Third Base, you obey God and use the talents He blessed you with to serve in your local church. You will learn more about your gifts and where God wants you as you learn to hear His voice.
As we become head back to Home Plate, the end of our Christian faith journey, God wants us to become a Kingdom Builder. Jesus called us in the Great Commission to lead others to him and make them Disciples. At last, we assume the role of Missionary. This can be lived out overseas or right here in our own community.
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Do you own multi-family properties? If not, do you aspire to one day? Then you should consider joining our online discussion group, the ATL ATL Community! Each month, Rob Rowsell teaches you what to do in order to build wealth in the real estate business. It’s not as easy as it looks! This field can be hard to navigate, so having a successful guide in your corner like Rob is a must! Enroll today!