Isn’t that what we learned this past week?
Our guest speaker, Scott Reid, wanted to make sure we understood something about life, about the circumstances that surround us. The world we live in is full of the routine, of surprises, of fulfillment, and of disappointment. We need Jesus to help us see that every moment we are alive is a valuable experience.
“God has yet to author a useless moment in your life,” Scott said.
The time we have here is very important not only to us but to the people God has placed in our lives. Look around as you do your routine tasks this week. How could God be using you? When disappointment arises or something unexpected happens, ask Jesus how you should proceed and invite Him to help you through that situation. Whatever you feel you accomplished well, don’t forget to give credit where credit is due.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17 ESV)
As we begin to notice God’s Holy Spirit working in our lives, we can start to sense a change occurring in us, a rising of purpose. “Something bigger than we are.” Hope shines through in places that have been dark before. Learning from the truths in God’s Word, sin can and will be expelled and chains are broken!
Freedom from guilt and shame. Purpose in life’s circumstances. These are just the beginning of the great plans God has for you! Don’t you want to know what else He has in store? Do not wait, ask Him now; we have a faithful God!
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. (James 1: 2-5 NLT)
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV)
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
Fairest Lord Jesus (My Only Crown)