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Going to Church

 

I guess the question today is,…”Is church just an extracurricular activity to me, or am I going because I see the need to grow, and am going to yield to God as he shapes me?”

 

I challenge you…Go to church today with the willingness to change as God directs you.

 

IF YOU WILL SHAKE YOURSELF, GOD WILL SHAKE YOUR WORLD!

 

Direction for life.

Ever try running with your eyes closed? You never know where you are going,
never know when your going to trip,
and never know when your going to run into something.
It's the same thing in a person's life if they have no direction from God.
You don't know where you're going, when you're going to trip,
and when you're going to run into something you can't handle.
Trust God with your life!

Honor

 Bishop Dwayne Deskins spoke at our church this last Sunday about "Honor". What a powerful message! When we honor the people in our lives, it has the power to heal, and strengthen relationships. To "Honor" someone is to place extreme value on that person. Who do you have in your life that you need to honor?

Something I read.

 Guidelines for Life:

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2010.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:
11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t overdo it. Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree….

Society:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change…
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please share this with everyone you care about, I just did.

9/11

My heart goes out the the families that lost loved ones in the attack on the World Trade Center. Our prayers are with you.
On a happier note...I'm looking forward to sharing the vision for Harvest Life, and the new things we'll be doing over the next few months. I'm excited! Great times ahead!

This Sunday!

 

Thinking about my message for Sunday. I am talking about the vision for Harvest Life. Each person needs to ask themselves, “Why am I here? Why did God make me? What is my purpose?” Each church must do the same. What is the purpose of Harvest Life Christian Center? That’s what I’m talking about this week. God has very specific plans laid out for His church as a whole, and Harvest Life in particular. I’m excited to share the awesome vision God has for our church. I encourage everyone to be there. If you’ve ever visited Harvest Life in the past, or are thinking of visiting, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know us! Our family, and your family, growing together, playing together, and worshipping together!

 

 

 

This Sunday

 Got back from vacation Tuesday. Had a great time with friends, and some quiet time with God. Fishing was just OK...(Johanna out-fished me again. Which I find very frustrating. I never should have got her started on fishing!...lol) This Sunday I am starting a series called "The Church I See!" I really want to share the vision of Harvest Life and my heart for the coming months. We are going to start some new exciting things at our church that will help everyone who comes. The church Jesus saw was a beautiful thing. It was something that created desire in the hearts of people. It was a place where people felt safe. It was a place where people felt encouraged. It was a place where they met God. Learned about God. Experienced the power of God in true community. This is the church I see. If you have a friend that has the wrong idea about what church is all about, this would be a good time to invite them. See you there!

On Vacation!

First day of our vacation. Got to the campground last night. One whole week of camping and fishing. Later in the week some old friends are joining us. (I say old not because they are old, but because we have been friends for a long time...well,...they are old...but that's OK...lol.) I'm also taking time to pray. "As the deer pants for the waterbrook, so my soul pants after thee, oh God!" Expecting to hear some really cool stuff from God this week. I'm coming back charged up, and ready to do what Jesus said he was doing...building His church! 

I love church!

Every time we go tho church, we step into the area where God can take the impossible and turn it into the possible. A place where our hearts can be touched, and our minds renewed.
A place where we find friends to share life with, and a place to use our God given talents for good. I LOVE CHURCH!

To hunger and thirst.

The words "hunger and thirst" mean to "continually hunger and thirst". The word "righteousness" here means "God’s divine order". Wuest refers the word "filled" as meaning "filled as to be completely satisfied". When you join this scripture to John 6:33 where Jesus says to "seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you", You get a picture of a person who is constantly seeking God’s perfect will for their life, and the promise is that when they choose to go God’s way, they will find out that they are more satisfied than if they had gone their own way. (I have found this out through the "school of hard knocks".)

 

 
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