When considering good works, or acts of service, there are 2 kinds of people; the guest and the host.
As Followers of Christ we are called to be hosts, gracious ones. The example was led by Jesus and followed by his apostles; later called deacons in 1 Timothy, chapter 3.
Following our calling as hosts also means fighting division in the church, by being a committed, reliable, partners in service.
Starting today I hope we can reflect and remember this:
“No matter what our task, we should, “seek to be full of the Spirit and wisdom,”(Acts 6:3) As we go about our work. Then others will hear and see the love of Christ and practical ways.”
*Notes from: NIV Spiritual Renewal Study, Bible Plan
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I don’t mean the relentless clang of your alarm clock and it’s innate ability to wake the dead, or the thundering of children running down the hall calling for breakfast and/or crisis intervention.
What motivates you? What dreams do you yearn to pull out of sleeping and bring to life?
For many of us these dreams consist of a dream job/business, home, or neighborhood.
If one of your dreams falls into one of these categories I would LOVE to help that dream come true!!
From commercial listings and opportunities, to the perfect fit home, I am here to make your dreams come true!!
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God knows what you need and wants to give it to you!
What are you believing for this week? Or are you having trouble believing at all?
I would love to be praying for you!
May you trust in Him alone, for he is the one that will never fail you!
And let the Peace of Christ rule your hearts, since as members of one body you were CALLED to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
May you be filled with joy and hope this week!! Casting aside all worry, stress and fear!
And may the Lord bless you on your journey today!
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Trusting the will and work of God in your life doesn’t always come easy.
Our minds often swim with unanswered questions. Don’t be afraid to ASK!!
Asking Him where He is, what His plan is… He’s faithful to respond!
Invite Him to work in our life and watch Him move!
Following Prayer From:
“Catalyst: Devotional for Leaders Who Love The Church”
“Holy Spirit, you began working within me as I first put my faith in Christ, but I confess that there have been places where I have resisted your work. There are corners of my heart where I have been prideful and selfish. I surrender these to You. I trust You, that your will for my life is greater than my own. Restore me, heal me, create anew what has died. I desperately wish to see the fruit of the Spirit in my life and leadership. Do what needs to be done in order that You may produce healthy abundance in me. Amen.“
There are many things in life we can’t control.
The weather, time, other people…
One lasting truth to give eternal hope amidst the (occasional) chaos, is our Unstoppable God.
2 Timothy 2:13 says, “if we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.”
His love for us is Unstoppable. When life feels out of control, when we feel out of control, God is perfectly in control. He is Unstoppable in faithfulness and enduring love.
When you face a dead-end, don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus instead on what God can do.
Romans 4:17 says, “Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing” (NLT, second edition).
There are two things God does that you can’t do: He can give life to the dead, and he can create something out of nothing.
It wasn’t just positive thinking that Abraham believed in. I recommend positive thinking, because what’s the alternative? Negative thinking doesn’t work. But positive thinking is not faith. They are two very different things. Positive thinking works fine in situations you have control over.
But in situations that are out of your control, positive thinking is worthless. It’s just wishful thinking. It doesn’t change the situation. When you face things that are out of your control, you need something more than a positive mental attitude. You need faith in God, because he can control it when you can’t. Most of life is beyond your control, so you need faith far more than you need positive thinking.
The Bible says in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (NIV). God specializes in the impossible. It’s called a miracle, and he can do it in your life! He is ready to turn your dead-end into deliverance.
We all have hopes and dreams for the future.
As Friday ends this work week, and you find your way to some down and recoop time, I hope you think about your dreams for the future. Without fear of failing or disappoinment. Really take time and dream big and ask big!
God can handle the BIG dreams!
Find someone to share your dream with and pray with you for it.
Three benefits of telling others about your dream:
1. It gets you started. Once you’ve announced it, you’re accountable to try and get moving.
2. It attracts other people’s support.The moment I stated my dream, other people wanted to get in on it. A dream from God will attract people that you don’t even know yet to help you.
3. It releases God’s power. Because of your faith, you step out of the boat and start walking on water. God will hold you up!
*Note for the Bigger Picture: When thinking through your dream, ask yourself who else it will impact. Is this something that only benefits you? If so how can you alter it, even just a little, to include blessing others?
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
Acts of the Apostles 20:24 NLT
God’s Dream for Your Life: Rick Warren