If I am to have a truly Nourished Soul, and out of that, help others to have a Nourished Soul, then how am I to go about doing that?
I’m going to share a noun with you which ancient theologians developed at the Council at Chalcedon way back in AD 451: Incarnation. We refer to the event of Jesus Christ’s first coming to earth (or advent) as a human as “the Incarnation of Christ.” It was the act of God Himself becoming “One of us,” which was the perfect act of cultural relevance; He became human while retaining His Divinity–His Godhood.
Charles Ryrie writes on page 241 of Basic Theology, “John wrote that the Word became flesh (John 1:14). He also wrote of Jesus coming in the flesh (1 John 4:2; 2 John 7). By this he meant that the eternal second Person of the Trinity took on Himself humanity. He did not possess humanity until the birth, since the Lord became flesh. However, His humanity was sinless.” Wow!
What does it look like for you to be Incarnational (to become “one of them”) in your Realms (Self, Family, Community, Church, Workplace, Country, etc.), Roles (Spouse, Parent, Child, Neighbor, Manager, etc.), and Relationships?
Join with me as I strive to be culturally relevant in the community to which I am called in order to transform the spiritual landscape to reflect the rule and reign of Christ’s kingdom!