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Great Things – Expect and Attempt

Hands Raised

“Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”

I heard those words spoken at church this morning. Really like this quote!

Being bold in how we pray, how we approach God and how we believe in what He promises…all very important.

Just as important…how we live our lives.

This challenged me today, but also encouraged me. It was a reminder to give my all for Him – at the same time, to be confident in what He can (and will) do in our lives.

Have a great day!

What is in Your Hand?

“We have all been given something to serve the church with. What is in your hand that you can serve the church with?”
-Ken Williamson

In Your Hands

I’m so thankful for my local church. Can’t tell you how much God has used it, and the people who are in it, in my life.

What about you? If you’re not plugged into a local church, I strongly encourage you to get plugged in. It can be a real game-changer, for the better.

Already a part of a local church? What are you doing to help? As the quote mentions, everyone has something to serve the church with. Go out and make a difference through your church and watch how God works through your life!

Thanks as always for reading, friends. Have a great day.

Friends

Friends

Just taking a few moments this morning to recognize the blessing that friends are in our lives.

My wife (who happens to be my best friend) and I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with friends these past few weeks. An annual gathering of folks I’ve known since the late 90s, a weekend visit by a couple we know from church, another weekend visit by my wife’s friends from many years ago, playing tennis with some good folks I know, stopping in at a friend’s going away party and catching up with other friends in that group, folks who have stopped in along with some of our kids’ friends.

Friends are just a real blessing, aren’t they? Every conversation is unique yet every one is the same, in that, it is a potential memory being made. It’s just nice to be able to be yourself and enjoy the company of others at the same time. Hooray for friends! Thanks, God.

Have a great day.

Works of Art and The Artist

JohnOK

“There is something in every work of art that points to the artist.”
-John King

These words were spoken at church today. Some good motivation in them.

We are all God’s works of art. But, do people see Him in us?

I was challenged by these words. If I say Jesus is my Savior…am I acting in a way that people would believe it?

Anyway, just a quick post today to pass this challenge along to you – but also to encourage you. You are God’s masterpiece! Go out and live in a way that glorifies Him. Treat other people in a way that points them to Him.

As it says in Matthew 5:16, let your light shine!

Have a great day.

Life Changer

“God is a life changer and today, your life can be changed!”

Heard those words at church one morning. They’re so true!

Whatever your situation is right now and whatever difficulties you may be facing, God can – and will – step in to change it for the better. All you have to do is let Him.

If you’ve never asked God into your heart before, you can do it today. If you don’t know what to say, this can get you started.

God, please forgive me for sinning against you. I’m sorry for trying to live life on my own, apart from you.

Thank you, Jesus, for dying in my place and taking the punishment for my sins for me.

LORD, please come into my heart and be the leader of my life.

Please guide my steps, take my burdens and show me Your way. Thank you for loving me.

Amen.

If you’ve prayed that prayer, you have a reward coming to you that you can’t even imagine. It’s an eternal reward and it can never be taken away.

As for what you might be dealing with in life, keep praying about it. You don’t need specific words to say, just talk to Him – and even better, take time to listen to Him.

Get plugged into a local church, where folks can pray with you and for you. Doing this has made a huge (positive) impact in my life, that’s for sure. 🙂 

God sees where you are and He cares about you. You’re not in this alone and you’ll make it through this!

Have a great day.