My week revolves around my calendar. My schedule is so jam-packed with meetings, appointments, and to-dos that if something’s not in my calendar, chances are I won’t be there!
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What an amazing experience launch we just had! Our 69th weekly Church Online service just debuted, and we all had a blast worshipping together, discussing a powerful message from Pastor Craig Groeschel, and praying for each other.
Topics: Church Online
In this week's message, Pastor Craig challenged us to choose gratitude because God is the giver of all good things.
Schools are failing, foods are modified, glaciers are melting, teens these days, churches are dying … you’ve heard it all. You may have even said it all. Either way, it’s bad news. Without undermining any of these real conversations, a Christ follower can boldly say, “I’m optimistic.” Why? Because we’re not optimistic based on what our eyes see. We’re optimistic based on what our God says. But, what does our God say? We don’t have to guess. His words have been written down for us.
My daughter started 4th grade a few weeks ago. At the start of every school year, I think about what she’ll experience in this new chapter of her young life. She’ll meet new people, learn from new teachers, and encounter new challenges. I also think about what I need to pray for her every day. There’s a wide variety, but they come down to three things I ask God to help her do.
When Susan started serving at Church Online, she never imagined being able to pray with people all over the world. Now, her favorite part of the week is offering hope and encouragement during live prayer. Through one of our 69 weekly experiences, Susan gets to pray and lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Yesterday, I shared with you a bit of my story of how I unintentionally became a slave to debt and as a result, debt was holding me back from what I felt God was calling me to do. Today, I want to talk about the myth behind good debt, and why there is really no such thing as good debt.
Imagine the weakest of all lights. Now put that light in the darkest place you can think of. What happens? Darkness gives way, and your dim light illuminates what was unseen. Now, imagine the One whose very existence inspired the idea of light. Add Him to your dark room. What happens? The darkest night becomes bright as day. This is what God can do with the darkest part of our hearts and minds. However, when we confess our darkest parts only to God, we tend to slowly cover God’s brightness with shame, pain, and our own selfish desires.
In Pastor Craig’s message this past weekend, he talked about jotting down all the times that the Holy Spirit prompts us so we have an understanding of whether we’re led by the Spirit. When we’re led by the Spirit and we hear His voice, we won’t give in to the desires of the flesh.