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Back To School

Preparation and consecration for a journey with God is important if we are to make it to the end.
As we embark on a new journey this season let’s make sure we prepare our hearts and minds for new challenges, new sacrifices and new attitudes. To get to a new level of relationship with God our time with Him has to be consecrated and uninterrupted by worldly things. Let’s start a new chapter in our walk with God!

Nothing But Christ

We never know what life will bring and when. Therefore, we must examine ourselves that our faith is based not on man’s wisdom but on the work of the cross. As humans, we are often more concerned with how we look than with how we worship Christ. As Christians, however, we try to concern ourselves with nothing else but Christ and Him crucified so that none can boast.

The Hubris and Humility of ‘No’

To outsiders, the Bible seems like a book of NOs. We look at the story of Jonah and how his hubris (defiance) of saying no to God turned into the humility of accepting a no from God. When we pray, sometimes the answer is no, but we can rest assured that God generally says no to protect us (from ourselves) or because he has something better in mind that requires you to be exactly where you are in that moment. Therefore, the best road forward is one where we put aside our defiance and humbly submit to God.

Transforming encounter with Jesus

As we look at the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 we see that, when we encounter Jesus, our priorities change. This woman who went to the well in shame to get some water during the high noon heat left her water jar behind to share the news of Jesus with her neighbors. Like the Samaritans in the story, when people are truly thirsty for a Saviour, they go from curious to present to changed as Jesus works in their lives. Are you thirsty?

No Regrets

Can you live your life without regrets? With faith in God, you can. Living by faith does not mean your life will be easy or have no challenges. God gives you a purpose that makes your life meaningful. Do you feel like your life is making a difference? Does it have a purpose that would give it a lifelong meaning? What can you do with your life right now so that in the end you have no regrets?

Holiness of God

As we embark on our summer let us remember about the holiness of our God. Sumer is not the time to take a vacation from God. It’s time to be even more vigilant about our spiritual lives. Our culture teaches us that we need to ‘domesticate’ our God. Make create gods that are comfortable to worship. Our God is to be revered and honored. Day in and day out. Not when it’s convenient. But every single day.