The last quality we explored in the Core Values teaching series was VULNERABILITY.
Everywhere I looked, the word was defined in the negative: you’re sticking your neck out, defenseless, asking for trouble or rejection.
But there’s another, beautiful version of vulnerability:
Only through the SACRIFICE of Jesus are we brought into the new COVENANT with God and experience healthy, honest VULNERABILITY: Intimacy that can completely trust without hiding anything. These are the 3 dimensions of God’s love.
As God’s people, we get to love as He loves. His Spirit moves through the ways we embody this to the world God’s plopped us into. To practice it, I have an evolving list of ways I attempt to model God’s love. The list has to be specific or I won’t do it, I’ll just talk about it. I can wiggle out of, “I covenant with my neighbor”, but when I say “I will send a card to Bill on the anniversary of his wife’s death.” I know if I’ve failed or succeeded.
Previously, I mentioned ways I…
To round out the list, here are 5 ways I try to model healthy vulnerability to display that I don’t have to hide anymore—and people don’t have to hide from me.
How do you model healthy vulnerability in your life?