Knowing God in Change
Because of the wonderful way God worked in our Grow Team meeting last Saturday and we never got to breaking into our discussion Teams, we will be discussing last week’s messages this Saturday.
You may also want to watch this video by Terri Savelle-Foy on changing your life by changing your habits.
Wednesday – Today I have something different for you. Instead of a message to listen to – I have something for you to read. I know this is a change from what we normally do, but I hope you will “embrace it”
First, an extract from an article by Allen Domelle:
Whenever there is growth, there is change. Growth is filled with change. For instance, a baby isn’t going to act like an adolescent. An adolescent isn’t going to act like a child or teenager. Likewise, an adult isn’t going to act the same way a child acts. In each of these stages of life, change happens as they grow into the next stage.
If a person doesn’t accept the change of physical growth, they are going to look and act strangely. For instance, imagine a young man who doesn’t accept growth. If he didn’t accept growth, he would stay in the same pants that he wore when he was younger and smaller. The inability to change would cause that young person not to be able to get along with others his age and it would hinder him from reaching his potential had he accepted the changes. Change is always a part of growth.
1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” This verse makes it clear that with growth there is change. This verse also makes it clear that as you grow, you must be willing to accept the changes of growth if you want God to do greater things through your life. God has great things in store for every church, and for you as an individual, but those great works will never happen as long as you stay in an adolescent stage and refuse the changes that are caused because of growth. There must come a time in every church and individual’s life when they put away “childish things.” In other words, you must be willing to accept the next stage of life if you want to grow.
Now, I would like you to think and pray about these things today:
(1) How have you changed over the last few years? What has God added to your life that required you to change?
(2) How can you better embrace changes going forward that will enable you to grow?
(3) Talk to God about these things.
What We Do
God the Healer Pt 3: Healing Others
For Thursday, Friday and Saturday we encourage you to go on the EMIC website and listen to Billy Burkes healing messages. It’s time for a healing revival!
God the Healer Pt 2: Being Healed
God the Healer
Use Your Words
You may enjoy the song “Words” by Hawk Nelson. There are two versions available to watch below – a lyrics video and a live video.
And here is a short bonus video on the Story Behind the Words song:
Taming the Tongue
APOLOGIES for poor sound quality on some of these recordings due to faulty equipment.