"Without the revelation of the Word of God, we are caught in the vortex of the voices of men."
What instead should be the anchor and cornerstone of every believer's being? It is the Scripture that is alive. Let the Word be at the center of our core.
Collective was build so that we may be a people who loves like Christ, lives with His fullness and imagines a future far greater than ourselves.
And behold, that future begins in our faith today!
"There is an eternal prize that awaits those who remain faithful to the Lord."
While love is the driving force, having the wisdom to do life His way is the goal. Though we may falter or stall in spreading His Word and walking with Him, continue to trust in Him; and our works will be limitless.
“Home is where the never-interrupted voice of love speaks, giving us life and love.”
With reckless love and endless grace, God always accepts us home with the open arms of a loving father. His forgiveness is waiting for us; waiting to embrace us in His love once again.
Pushing aside all the white noise and overlapping voices, we open our hearts to the power of His Word; that they are not mere instructions, but the way of life gifted by God Himself to those who commit and believe.
Like how it became flesh to save us, it has now become the strength that anchors and drives us!
"If we Forbid tongues, then we are challenging God, since God is the initiator and giver of gifts."
Speaking in tongues was a phenomenon that marked the Holy Spirit filling the believers on the day of Pentecost. This gift should be a part of our regular communion with God, remembering that we are empowered to be witness for Jesus Christ.
Through unanswered prayers, God invites us to be spiritually intimate with Him, for prayers are an interaction with God, not a service transaction. Only through living the questions and living life in accordance to His plan do we mature spiritually.
Just as God interrupted Mary's plans for His purpose, our desires may not be the life that God wants for us. So let us learn to hear His voice, to know His heart more; that His calling for us be revealed when we trust that He has a perfect and loving plan.
Everywhere God is, prayer is. Since God is everywhere, so prayer must permeate every area of our lives. Prayer is the key to everything we need to do and be in life. Let us collectively make space to pray and have an intentional awareness to God's presence in our busy lives.
Fruit-bearing for God is not a human possibility; it is Christ's work through us. We were reminded in this timely manner that obedience to God does not build a wall of restrictions, but instead connects us to the source of life that is Jesus.
God wants us to journey through life with Him eternally, by having faith, emulating His work and recognizing Him as our savior.
Let us who believe in Jesus participate in His works, become His sheep and share in His life.
Eternal life is not simply life that never ends, but a fullness of life that is unending.
Eternal life begins when we give our heart to Jesus. Living life with Christ and getting to know Him intimately as we navigate through life, marks the beginning of this gift. Eternal life starts here on earth!
When our souls are anchored in God, achievements & possessions matter less.
Like trees planted by streams of water, we will stand strong no matter the weather, because our souls are constantly nourished by the living water of God.
What was hurtful because of human error, became a symbol of God's love and mercy. We are reminded that in brokenness, we should always turn and depend on God. His love is stronger than any sin, and our salvation is an everlasting promise.
if our works are for Jesus and Jesus only, then it is also in Him we find true rest. Let us not hurry but instead, do things in His time and teach our souls to slow down and enjoy the Sabbath that God intended.
When you are connected to God, rivers of living water will flow from you!
Still and unmoved, it nourishes what's nearby. But when it flows, it reaches far and sustains those beyond us; much like the love God has placed in us.
We live in an imperfect world with broken people serving a perfect God whose unconventional love puts us in line with suffering.
But in this act, He blesses us with the gift of thriving in adversity; so that we continue to shine through darkness, bringing light to all those around us.
While clothes we put on every morning tell a story about who we are and send a message on how we think, even more important is what we wear within. Let is be the garment of praise that God has prepared for us, His children; let us don the love of Christ that builds us, that we may build others too.
When we embarked on a futurist's journey last year, our goals were set on building a sustainable church of the future. This year, our eyes remain on that goal, but with an urgency driven by God's most powerful gift-love.