Musician, Bono on Jesus Christ (Short video)

The Nav20s is passionate about equipping young professionals to disciple among the lost, where they work.  Here is a video of renown musician, Bono using his vocational platform to teach about Jesus Christ…

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Originally posted 2014-11-17 07:55:22.

Todd in A National Navigators Publication

Here I am with Brian as we live out the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2

Here I am with Brian as we live out the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2

Check out the article published in the Navigators’ National Publication, One to One (September 2014) about Todd and His discipleship journey with Brian, HERE

Brian is now serving as an Edger at the Navigators collegiate mission at the University of North Texas.

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Originally posted 2014-09-08 11:00:32.

How Do You See Yourself?

I rolled by a laundry mat at 11:00 p.m. and saw a hanging sign that read… “Sorry, we’re close.”  I thought, you don’t have to be sorry, it’s 11:00 at night!  What am I going to do? Come back tomorrow and say to the employee, “Hey, I walked by at 11:00 last night with my dirty laundry… you should’ve been open.”
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That sign has a phrase I could’ve had around my chest because I have said that phrase most of of my life, “I’m sorry”.  This phrase was so common out of my mouth that I started repeating it for all types of situations I could not control, for things that were not my fault and for things that were, as if that is a reason to speak over my whole identity that… “I am sorry.”  
In my journey with Jesus in my 20s, I began to have older guys befriend me and disciple me.  I use to be sorry for everything, for existing, then someone started living life with me, speaking into me who I am in Christ.  The first two verses of the Navigators Topical Memory System is anchored in knowing who you are in Christ:
  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)
  • I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
In Christ, you are a new creation!  The old is gone! The new is here! You’ve been crucified with Christ!  You no longer live. BUT, Christ lives in YOU!
The Webster’s Dictionary defines Identity as “a person’s conception and expression of their individuality.”  A secular view of Identity is how you conceive yourself; therefore, express yourself. Here is a biblical definition that is even more poignant:  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”:   (Proverbs 23:7a KJV).  One day in a quiet time, I wrote this in my journal: 
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells me I am in Christ.  Galatians 2:20 says to me Christ is in you.  When you put your faith and trust in Christ, He becomes your identity.  Are you trying to “find yourself” or trying to answer the question “who am I?” Look to Jesus.  
 
Stay tuned, as we dig into more who we are in Christ.  Next, week we’ll talk about the first “P” of the series of “The 3 P’s of your identity.”  In Christ, you are pure.
  • Do you ever wonder who you are?
  • What Bible verses remind you who you are?
  • Think of someone you can meet with this week to discuss and memorize a Bible verse about who you are in Christ.

Feel free to continue the conversation and comment below the blog entry.

Originally posted 2014-07-28 01:00:10.

How To Thrive From Who You Are

Mindshift From Human Doing to Human Being

“How are you?”

 

It’s interesting to think about the very common response I receive when asking this.  It’s almost as if I asked “how busy have you been?” or “What all have you accomplished lately?”  I’m talking about myself too.  Over the years, I’ve been on a learning curve of realizing that I am not a human “doing”, but a human “being”.   Your accomplishments or your view of the lack there of is not the answer to how you are. If anyone could blow someone away with what they’ve accomplished, his name is Jesus.  In fact, John said in his gospel: “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written (John 21:25).”

Jesus had all types of opportunities to accomplish and show off His accomplishments. Here is one of those opportunities and observe and ponder His response: “But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray (‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:15-16‬).”  Don’t you love how in this moment, He knew that He did not have anything to prove to people through doing? But, He withdrew from the stage just to be with His Father.  What confidence and security in Jesus’ heart for Him to respond this way!  Why does He respond that way and where does He get this confidence and dependence of resting in His Father in Heaven.

I believe the answer is found in how Jesus’ Father set Him up for life and ministry. Jesus’ Dad spoke identity into Him when He was baptized: “The Holy Spirit descended on him.. like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased (‭‭Luke‬ ‭3:22‬).’”  God showed His Son how pleased He is with Him through simply His identity, a beloved son.  Jesus knew His identity from the very beginning is who He is as a Son and not what he does. Jesus gave you and me a similar identity that we can live confidently and restfully from: “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26).

Be encouraged to rest in Jesus and live from your sole identity of being a child of God through your faith in Jesus.  Let’s don’t seek after approval from our achievements that will never fulfill.

What if we had a “Who I am” list along with our to do list to remind ourselves who we are in not based on what we do?

Only Jesus fulfills you: “In Christ, you’ve been made complete (Colossians 2:10).” Let’s live confidently that our self-worth is in Christ alone.  Let’s trash the approval cycle and thrive from the rest and identity we receive in Christ.  The next time you receive a “How are you?”, live freely to share your heart, how you really are.  Let’s leave our achievements on our resume and lets live from a heart rooted in who we are in Christ: “rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7).”

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Originally posted 2017-02-06 05:02:00.