What’s Your ONE Story?

Faith…it’s a wonderfully mysterious, yet powerful thing. Faith not just in anything or anyone. I mean faith in God. Without faith it’s impossible to please God. Many say that faith is the currency of heaven, its what God deals in.

YOU MOVE BY FAITH…HE WILL MOVE TO MEET YOU.

Therein lies the quandary. I don’t want to move if God hasn’t already moved. Except I know he has already made an incredible move through Jesus, so my confidence should not be in the seeing of things but just in the knowing that God has my best in mind all the time.

If you didn’t want the best or believe the best for people then you wouldn’t give your best for them. Jesus would have never happened. I thank God for Jesus and live by faith because of who he is & what he has accomplished.

FAITH…
How is yours?
Is it active?
Are you stretching it?

Let’s build our faith.

We heard on Sunday from Lisa about all the ONE’s who had impacted her life. Who had made a difference. Who had encouraged, challenged, loved, prayed for her along the way. What about you…who were the ONE’s who impacted your life? Let’s share our faith stories & inspire one another to believe God for more..lives changed, family becoming Christians, financial miracles…hope you are up for telling your story below….

30 Days to…

June should be the gateway to the summer. Predictably then it’s cool, gloomy and raining. This can often be how many people feel as we approach the mid-point of 2010. How is the year going for you?

How about a challenge?
Something to keep you fresh?
30 days to…

…read the Gospel of Luke
…read ALL the Gospels
…serve on team somewhere in Xcel
…pray early every morning
believe God for a specific breakthrough
…meet up with some other Christians and talk about what God is doing in your life
…invite people into your world
…be at church each Sunday
…fast one day each week
…spend less and give more
DO SOMETHING THAT CAN BUILD YOU IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD.
STRETCH YOUR FAITH.
HEIGHTEN YOUR SENSE OF EXPECTATION.

Lean in to something. Just don’t do nothing.
Let’s not just say we put God first, let’s be a people who demonstrate it as well.
From what I’ve seen in my life, when I give God a little extra part of me, He never disappoints. I may think I’m missing out on other stuff but life still feels the richer for putting Him first.

What will you do during the next 30 days?

Make Space for What God Can Do

Was reminded this morning that God needs us to make space for him to move. Isaiah 54:2 tells us to ‘enlarge, to stretch, to not hold back, to lengthen and to strengthen’. Believing God for BIG things usually involves all these.

The key is to LENGTHEN the cords and then STRENGTHEN your stakes.

Both elements are important.
If you do not strengthen then you might snap.
You were designed to lengthen, to increase your capacity in God but not without learning how to strengthen that growth. Establish it, make it good, make it long lasting not just for a moment.