A problem that many of us have is that we do not like to ask for directions…or help. In “Asking for Directions” we will explore how this is contrary to a Biblical view of living and we will be challenged to come to God in complete trust with all of our circumstances.
“This Is the Day the Lord has Made” encourages us to view not only each day, but each moment of the day, as a gift from God. Regardless of the weather, each day comes to us as a gift from our heavenly Father. In the same way, each moment, each encounter, each decision is also a gift from God. May we approach, and received, this times as opportunities from God to see through the eyes of faith.
All too often we think of the Church as the building, the sanctuary, or a piece of property. But the Church is really two things…the gathering of God’s people for worship who then disperse into the world for a life of service/mission. And we undertake these two acts with the promise from Jesus that he will be with us always…at all times. May we seek to live into the challenge, and promise, of “The Great Commission”!
In “But…what about the mess?” I encourage you to think about those areas in your life…those things about you…that you work to keep hidden from others. While we try to keep others from seeing these dark places, Jesus know about them and still calls us to come to him! May we lay all of our burdens and cares at his feet and receive his love and grace!
This week’s iMPACTS video, “Road Signs of Faith: Attractions” asks you to reflect on the question, “What lies ahead?” What is in our future? Where are we headed? As Christians we have an answer. In reflecting on this idea you will also be challenged to not only believe in, but to trust, God’s promises of forgiveness of our sins and of eternal life.
Along the interstate we often encounter “Rest Area” sings, indicating a designated spot where we can rest and overcome fatigue. In our busy lives we need to heed the repeated scriptural calls to cast our cares, worries, and anxieties on Jesus. In “Road Signs of Faith: Rest Area” you will be challenged to do just that…to live into the call to rest in God’s merciful care.
“Road Signs of Faith: Speed Limit” encourages you to take a step back from your busy life and spend time with God. In our walks of faith, it is important that we make time to be in God’s presence, in God’s word, so that we can nurture and deepen our faith in Him. It isn’t always easy because of the demands of life…but we are challenged in scripture to seek ways to carve out time just to be with God.