When he fed 5,000 men (plus women & children), Jesus had the crowd sit in groups of 50. He takes the 5 loaves & 2 fish, he asks his Father to bless them, and “Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.” This is the principle of active engagement. Jesus got his disciples involved. They disbursed throughout the crowd and distributed the food. They participated. They served. They not only witnessed the miracle, they themselves were a part of it. They were engaged in action. With each loaf & fish handed out, they were giving the miracle away. You can attend a Bible study or church service yet still remain unengaged in what God is doing. Attendance is one thing. It’s a start. But we all need to move into engagement with God himself, and his work in the world. Some of us fail to make this jump, this transition. We’re satisfied attending & listening, but there’s no heart change… there’s no transformation. Something’s not happening inside. But when you’re engaged in your spirit with the Holy Spirit, there’s a definite shift inside. You’ll want to show up and help. You’ll want to attend and serve. When actively engaged, you’ll want to be a player on the team and not an observer in a seat.

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