The sunset doesn’t mean the end
As the sun sets each evening, just remember, God is not done! He doesn’t sleep. He is still actively involved in our lives. It might be the end of the day, but it is never the end of what Jesus is able to do in our lives.
Just check out this example from Jesus’ experience with people…just after sunset.
“That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, the whole city lined up at his door! He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn’t let them say a word.” (Mark 1:32-34 MSG)
Transformation…Kids Camp Style
I always had great experiences at camp. Maybe that’s why I’m such a fan of getting our children to these life-changing opportunities. Although young, these elementary campers are on fire!
They have have been learning all week how to embrace this new life we have in Christ. The leadership team of adults and high school young people are absolutely amazing! If you see someone this weekend who you know helped at camp, tell them THANK YOU!
“And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:24 TPT)
How good is our God!?!
Let God’s scenic blanket night after night remind you of the powerful truths of his grace, mercy and faithfulness.
“But you, O Lord, your mercy-seat love is limitless, reaching higher than the highest heavens. Your great faithfulness is infinite, stretching over the whole earth. Your righteousness is unmovable, just like the mighty mountains. Your judgments are as full of wisdom as the oceans are full of water. Your tender care and kindness leave no one forgotten, not a man nor even a mouse.” (Psalm 36:5-6 TPT)
Being gone only one weekend reminded me how much I love this place we call Community. I had a great time in Prescott last weekend, but loved being HOME this weekend.
Every service had something really special happening. Mel Crothers was great, again, and the whole place seemed on fire all weekend. Everyone who does what they do at Community was on their “A” game. Thank you for sharing in this ministry and doing it all TOGETHER!
“So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.” (Philippians 2:2 TPT)
The only down side happened when I finally made it to the cafe, and we were out of maple bars! NOOOO! Ha ha.
Take a picture…it will last longer!
Have you ever caught someone looking at you, and then for a moment you wanted to respond like you did as a kid: “Take a picture. It will last longer!” Ha.
According to James, a mirror, while giving us a snapshot, might be too quick for us to see what we need to see. If we’re not careful, t’s too easy to forget what we really look like from God’s vantage point
The next time your grab your Bible, don’t read and run. Take some time to really soak it up. You don’t want to be the “fool” described by Jesus’ half-brother.
“Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.” (James 1:22-24 MSG)