Are you ready

Have you ever reflected on a childhood experience? 

We all come from different backgrounds and experiences but we all want the same destination, with Jesus for eternity. 

Sometimes we know we are growing Gods kindom in the things that we do. Sometimes there are things we do and they grow Gods kindom and we have no idea. The point is, we are to seek God in all that we do because our actions have different effects on different people. 

We all want to see God in his holiness.

Perhaps in our differences and weaknesses is where the grace of Jesus fills in the cracks. 

We are one long cracked sidewalk leading to the same place. 

We need to see others through Gods eyes to see their needs. 

God shows his glory daily do you see it? Have you responded? What are you waiting for? It may never come….

Got to thinking…

– Who is your hero?

– Why?

– What drives your passion?

– What is you’re passion?

– Have you ever had a vision?

– Did you have your life planned out?

– How as that worked so far?

We build walls to keep our vision or plans from failing but all the planning can be destroyed in the blink of an eye.

Then we wake up in the rubble.There is only one thing can get through that, faith.

Sometimes we think the rubble of trampled dreams gets in the way of our vision.

Do you ever ask yourself where the rubble in your life comes from?

Is that when you get so bothered you decided to quit or did it drive you?

Are you content?

Do you like where you are?

Have you settled or completed all your goals?

If so, what is left?

Sometimes we need rubble to remind us we are not done. At least God says were not done. Don’t be discontent with failure, realize it as Gods reminder that you still have work to do for Him!

Do you serve god or are you waiting for him to serve you?

You might be waiting for a while…probably forever.

God is in control let him lead your vision and passion and correct it when you fall from his path.


Thoughts inspired by Luke 5

We must do what Jesus asks in faith and we will be blessed and sometimes even overwhelmed. In order to be fishers of men we must trust in Gods words.

We must give all or “launch to the deep to ensure total trust in God”.

How deep is the love of Christ?

Put your life and spirt to the deep and let down our nets when we are wearyest is when the largest catch will come.

We cannot catch anything worth keeping without Jesus.

Faith is, going against your better judment knowing you are being led by God.

We realize how sinful and inadequate we are in the glory of God.

Jesus and God are not bound by mans limitations.

Do we recognize beauty?

What are we missing?

Do we notice the miraculas going on around us?

Does our sin motivate us to worship?

Do we have a sense of gods invitation for forgiveness?

Are you washed in the blood or just the water is Jesus real to you?

When was the last time we were so amazed that we said we are not worthy?

Have faith not fear and…..trust.

We all have a portion of the net to pull in, are you pulling the net in with faith or sitting by and watching life go by ignoring that there is an end and you are not ready or worthy to receive your reward.

Are you willing to leave all behind all to follow him? Answer your spiritual phone Jesus is calling!

Worship Recap

Do we need to change our mission statement and core values?

NO

We need to review it and remind ourselves of our values. Our core values identify us as a church they are our DNA….

They guide our walk and tell the world who we are and what we are about. Some of them we do better than others, but we need to continually strive to do better.

We must be God dependent and God responsive. We need to offer ourselves as clay to the master to be transformed. Let us not be content but always wanting to better ourselves to better serve God.

God loves us where we are but wants us to continually hone our attitudes and our being to closer reflect Christ. The spirit of the Lord works within us, ALL OF US. The day you placed your faith in Christ the transformation begins. The way God intended it.

Christs body, the church is a work in progress and we are the labor and our pay is salvation.

We must give ourselves to God COMPLETELY. We need to decide to change to further the kingdom and not rely on ourselves. The Kingdoms requires God and us. Sanctification is a lifetime process of what God wants us to be.

Change seems uncertain even though the outcome may be good, we don’t like uncertainty.

Are you worthy of the kingdom???

Or is there a need for change in your Life???

We all fall short of the glory… This is the reason to change, because we MUST.

Do you want change???

Do you want to change for God???

Change does not always hurt but it will be uncomfortable because the outcome is unknown. But one thing is for certain change in your life does not happen until you decide to let it.

BE SHAPED BY THE MASTER!

MERCY ME  “The Change Inside of Me” Great Song!

This Weeks Message

Thank you Lord for allowing us to worship you.

Thank you for giving us courage whenever we fear.

We don’t like to wait we like everything right now. Isaiah looked to the future for comfort. God you are everlasting, you supply us with strength. Those who wait will be given strength from you. Whenever Gods people go through a rough time we expect God to fix it now. Those that wait upon the Lord are rewarded.

Wait on the Lord.

Psalms encourages us to wait on the Lord. Do not fret because of mans deeds the Lord will answer them as well. For God there is no beginning and no end he knows what is best for us and when.

Trust his perfect timing. relying on ourselves only brings trouble. We need to keep faith. God has a plan for us let not try to get ahead of him as it will prove nothing but trouble.

We will wait knowing God will deliver. We need to allow the Spirit to lead and guide us. We are ok with whatever you decide Lord. We have joy and hope in you. Keep our spirits conscious in you and allow them not to be impatient but to be at peace with your decision.

Teach us Lord to wait.

We may not get what we ask for but we always get what we need!

Thank You!

Jeremy Camp “I wait for the Lord”

Thanks

Thanks for the cross.

For the changes it inspires in our lives.
For the transformation in our lives to better serve you.
For the sacrifice Jesus made for our salvation.
For the love Christ has for the church and that we may share in that love.
For the forgiveness of sin through Christ.
For the message to not be part of this word but to share your message with those of this world.
For because of it we are holy and are your children.
For that we are in image of you and that we get to reflect you on the world.
For the love and encouragement in our lives.
For the ability to forgive others as you have done freely for us.
For the fact that we grow together within your church through service to you and to each other in your name.