Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Top 5 Resolutions for 2009
1. Get out of debt
2. Lose weight and stay in shape
3. Quit smoking
4. Spend more time with family
5. Get a raise or promotion at work
You may find your New Year’s Resolution on this list but I challenge you to make your New Year’s Resolution one that God sees.
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7-8
Think of it this way: Man sees the action, but God sees the motivation. God’s view is inside out: the complete opposite of how we view people. For instance, if your resolution is to quit smoking—people would see smoking as the issue to resolve, but God sees the stress in your heart causing the addiction as the issue. Sure God wants you to quit, but the change will never last if you don’t depend fully on Him to give you peace.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Hope you guys are ready for a fun/moving night at the Basement full of worship, a great message, tights and leotards. We thought we'd warn you.....after spending a Saturday night at the Nutcracker, we were inspired. We love yall and cant wait to see you tonight!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
are pouring their hearts out to these precious faces.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wouldn't it be so nice if we could cozy up on the couch all day long in our PJ's. Whatever a day like today brings you, ask God to show you His peace in the midst of the traffic, wind-gusted hair, chills, yawns, thoughts of your bed, etc. He's in the middle of it all.
Hope you're enjoying this cold, rainy, windy day.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Who doesn't need to know the Wonderful Counselor? Who doesn't need to know this One who can offer advice when they are facing a difficult situation? This One who has the answers for their marriage or family dilemmas?
Who doesn't need to know the Mighty God? You certainly know people who are dealing with a rebellious teenager, aging parent, sick child or an impossible job situation. When was the last time you told them how strong the arms of YOUR God are? Sometimes we need to be reminded of how mighty God is (Isaiah 40.)
Who doesn't need to know the Eternal Father? Who doens't need the sense of hope that come from knowing that...although we may suffer for a while...we have a God who dwells in eternity, which means that there is more to life than what we see around us?
Who doesn't need to know the Prince of Peace? In a culture of road rage, long lines & short fuses, with strained relationships & simmering discontentment, who isn't starving for deepr, more-lasting peace? Who doesn't need to know why even the most desirable possessions & experiences leave them feeling unsatisfied? Who doesn't need a peace that passes all understanding? Who doesn't need more of the Prince of Peace & His peace in their home?
This Christmas, be watching for people in need to know Jesus for who He is. Pray for more opportunities to share Christ's love with others while Christmas has them more open than usual.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I believe that God is sitting on his throne thinking the same thing. We allow the simple and small things to bring us so much joy as well. Clothes, jobs, spouses, family members, ministry, money, etc.; and He is dreading the day that those things are taken away from us. We trust in those things to bring us joy, and the minute they are gone we react in our way the same way children do. Scripture tells us that the things of this world will rot away. God gives and He takes away. Therefore, lets strive in placing our complete joy in Him....the one and only thing that we'll never have dread popping or coasting into the sky. Think about the things that bring you joy and picture what your reaction would be if those things were taken from you. Let God be your joy today!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Anything I put before God?
Anything I want with all my heart?
Anything I cant stop thinking about?
Anything I give all my love to?
If you found something to answer either of these of questions, God longs for you to drop it at HIS altar. Don't find yourself any longer bowing to the throne of these things that have been taking over your life. There is one altar and one throne that was create for us! This altar actually has something to give us. The throne of grace has it all and gives it all if empty out everything else and let it.