Last night we had a guest speaking — Pastor Ben Johnson. Some really great words. Here are ma’ notes!
The miracle of more!
A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need. (John 10:10 GWT)
Sometimes the things of life do not fulfill to the degree we hope they will. At the end of the day, they ultimately disappoint. This is not what we signed up for… right? There must be more for me in my life than what I am currently doing.
True! There is more in Christ. But, this process of more in Christ is a bit of a process, and a bit of a miracle.
Remember, no matter where you are your not stuck. God has more for you!
Be encouraged! Believe in God for increase. In life we go from strength to strength and from glory to glory. There are trials, challenges, and storms, yet there is abundance for you. Jesus is about more. When you understand obedience in the context of unconditional love it changes everything. Blessings follow obedience. His heart for you is so much greater than you will ever understand! We get to participate with the miracle of Joy as we obey.
*When we get a fresh understanding of his goodness, mercy, and grace, it changes us!*
If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms. If you are sick, call for the church leaders. Have them pray for you and anoint you with olive oil in the name of the Lord. (Prayers offered in faith will save those who are sick, and the Lord will cure them.) If you have sinned, you will be forgiven. So admit your sins to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed. Prayers offered by those who have God’s approval are effective. (James 5:13-16 GWT)
Obey to a level that you have never obeyed before. Partner with Jesus like you have never partnered with him before. We serve a miraculous God. Yes, there is process, but when the wine runs out there is always provisions. There is more joy, excitement, healing, and signs! Step out with great faith and partner with Christ. There is more!