What if we were meant to be transformed? What if following Jesus means taking steps seen as risky, but what follows is our transformation?
What if following Jesus means taking steps seen as risky, but what follows is our transformation?
Listen in as we talk with Chris about risk, how it transforms us, and how we can shift our attitude to see the benefits we gain in saying yes. Chris shares stories of transformation in his own life and beauty in seeing others’ lives transformed by the gospel’s power.
Chris served in Central Asia for 14 years as a physician with his family. He has seen how God uses our yes to change us as He works toward His mission in the world.
Throughout this episode, we hear Chris talk about risk, suffering, and the joy found in the sacrifice.
Chris starts by defining risk as the choices we make. He also talks about how the arc of scripture opens our eyes to see a more remarkable story. Even the Bible talks about risk. When we see our neediness in our sin and the grandness of Christ’s sacrifice, the risk of our sacrifice seems small in comparison. Chris’s story explores how the call to missions involves risk and suffering, but the things given up pale compared to the things we gain from joining God’s purpose. Christian life transforms and changes us.
Chris shares his early years’ struggling on the field battling culture shock, sickness, and disagreements with his wife. Through this, he learned a deeper dependency on God and the importance of hearing and knowing God’s will. In his 14 years on the field, God gave him great joy in seeing people’s hearts transformed by the power of the gospel. Listen to hear stories and encouragement from Chris as we seek to be transformed together through obeying God.
Together let’s stop and ask ourselves, “What would happen if I said no to the risk God gives me? Would I be denying other people or denying myself of the transformation to come?”