- Written by Jason Jones, Saint John’s Gift Planning Counselor Jason Jones, Saint John’s Gift Planning Counselor
- Created: 25 July 2019 25 July 2019
Throughout our world, winds of restlessness bring change to cultural landscapes. These conditions are captive to corrupt hearts, leaders or cultural circumstances dictating the plight of masses.
Within the U.S., the debate seems centered on whether ingenuity and capital markets are just, or whether the government is obligated to intercede and reallocate wealth according to social expediency. Political transformation causes resulting innovation that is hotly debated. Does such struggle result in progress or regression?
Meanwhile, the daily patterns and responsibilities of homelife, work, social, emotional and spiritual concerns continue in a dynamic reconstruction cycle. Our lives circulate through a daily loop of replenishment or depletion. Although our bodies are subjected to the curse of our own refusal to follow God’s will, opportunities for regeneration and restoration are available from an infinitely kind Spirit.
Thanks to the work of Jesus Christ in God, who formed and redeemed all creation, the ever-present comfort of the Holy Spirit is ours. Those who live by faith in God’s Word, know that renewal and rebirth result in repair and restoration of the mind, body, and soul.
Despite differing motivations, people of faith recognize the undeserved favor given to reform their wayward tendencies. This miracle adds luster to the manna of time that transforms life’s experience with an inner conversion. Only when God’s reinvigoration occurs does a person find the restitution and revitalization that awaits in freedom’s Jubilee.
As summer vacations also provide a time to rejuvenate, it’s also time to consider renovating your own plans for when life’s final renewal transforms us to eternal life. A “Lifetime Plan for Giving” with a will, trust or beneficiary designations can communicate your intent clearly, signaling a renaissance to rebuild the future.
Family gifts well planned can regenerate their lives for God’s purposes. Renovation that remembers the Lord’s work gives opportunity to leave assets to advance the Kingdom of Grace.