Monthly Archives: January 2014
Last week I posted this on the Momentum facebook page:
We will continue our series and this Sunday we will look at the inspiring truth that ” Jesus is > My Past”. If everyone would please post this and also go out of your way this week to invite a friend to come with you I would appreciate it. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in people’s lives this weekend during our services.
There is no greater joy then seeing someone you invite to church come and watch God blow their minds with His presence. This past weekend a man I met and spoke with at a gas station came to Momentum and brought his wife. This was their weekend! God showed up and made Himself known to them during the service and they received Jesus as their personal savior.
It never gets old watching God make divine connections as we go through life and then seeing how God takes what seems like chance encounters and weaves His divine plan of salvation. I love that I have the opportunity to preach from the platform week to week, but the greatest ministry any of us can do and are called to is the ministry of just keeping our eyes open as we go through life and allowing God to speak hope to people through you wherever you go. There is no greater joy.
Today is the third day of our church wide 21 day fast. I pray that already you are being reminded of the preeminence of Jesus in every area of your life. I want to remind you also that the richness of a fast doesn’t come from what you take away during your season of fasting, but rather what you add.
If we only take away certain foods but fail to add feasting on God’s Word then we are merely experiencing a diet. Although this can be a physically beneficial part of a fast, our goal in taking away food and the hunger that ensues should lead us to hunger after God’s Word.
Maybe you have chosen to do away with the social media. This is great and will lead you to focus on the relationship you have with God and what God is trying to communicate to you during this series. Again,if only taking time away from social media occurs, but one fails in seeking God in prayer and meditation on His Word, then the giving up of this distracting endeavor loses it’s spiritual benefits and force.
I encourage you to add to your life over the next three weeks as much as you deny yourself whatever God laid on your heart to deny. Add prayer, worship, study, solitude, praise, service, etc…..
Tonight would be a great opportunity to add something to your fasting experience. We will be hosting over the next few weeks three Wednesday Night’s of Worship at Momentum Church starting tonight from 7:00-8:15pm. Plan to come experience the presence of God in a tangible way as He shows out in all His glory and power.
-What a great way to start the year off. We always close up shop during the last Sunday of the year and I absolutely love being back with everybody the first Sunday of a new year.
-I had at least four different families speak to me following service this weekend just wanting me to know that Momentum is home to them. I love that God is bringing some amazing people to be a part of this body and together we are all going to make a huge impact for Jesus on people’s lives this year.
-This is going to be a year that we will walk into some amazing things God has prepared for us. I want us to be those that will hear the Word of the Lord and then take the steps necessary one step at a time to walk into the promises, dreams, and desires God has for us, our church family, and our city.
-Our time around the altar this Sunday was powerful as we each committed to taking “One More Step” towards the promises of God regarding those areas we struggle with, need a miracle in, or just want to see God’s best.