Moral of the story: don't leave the game when it gets tough. Don't bail Because you may not like what's happening. Be a follower not a fan. Good news is, if you have left the game there's not a re-entry fee. The door is open, no questions asked.
In the same way people seek out the hot springs of the desert to be refreshed, renewed and nourished, they will seek Me out during the desert seasons of their lives and be refreshed, renewed and re-nourished by My fire.
Consider for a moment what your life would be like if you believed, trusted and lived from a position of the promise that you will succeed, prosper, multiply and have a pleasing variety in life.
What's on the inside matters. What is on the inside of me, hidden or clearly seen, is my true self. My true self will be reflected on the outside and probably is more than I know. In this post we look at two scriptures that help us improve our inner self.
Above all our church is family. Not just a family, but if "family" could be a verb... that's us! We have a huge desire to see that every guest and member feels that they belong to this family! We express this desire in simple things like greeting everyone well when we meet to caring for one another's practical needs in the spirit of service.
In our Church we take a cue from them and see Acts 2:42 as the four core functions of a Church. These four things: prayer, doctrine, fellowship and food have given us some needed glue as a Church.
I've spent years being frustrated as a Christian. I have ambitions, high hopes, dreams, plans, ahhh! I try hard to make them happen, I pray and air my frustrations with the author and finisher of my faith. I get some more hope then crash again. What did I miss?
You see, my God, the Almighty, is a restorer. Whatever is lost, stolen, lacking, He brings to you. He's running down your driveway, beating on your door yelling "Live! Live! I'm here! Take what I have! I'm restoring your brokenness!" He will always meet you in worship.
I've been in a dark place myself, dark light radiating from my soul. In desperation I called out to find something to shine in place of my darkness. Someone answered back. His name is Jesus Christ.