A Church with a Heart for our Community

June 23rd Tuesday

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, “The First and the Last” (Revelation 1:17) – THE Crucified and Risen Saviour! What a beautiful morning after a stormy evening…another day that God has carefully created for us to enjoy. I trust that you had an enjoyable weekend… celebrating Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice. This morning I am aware that there are many “turning points” in lives of people I know so -Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to help them transition from what was to what will be.

Last night we finished a Bible study series that has been very challenging and taken us in a very different direction…and the final lesson was great. We were challenged to think that there were Bible verses that needed to be taken at face value, according to the way we read them. The verses were Psalm 37:4, John 14:13-14, John 15:7, John 16:23…in case you might want to look them up. They are about God wanting to give us the desires and dreams of our heart. We discovered that we have been living and interpreting God’s promises from an old, cautious, and God-limiting paradigm. I believe that we left our time last night taking “baby-steps” into a new paradigm where everything was possible with God.

I am excited about what we learned because our church fellowship is celebrating a 20th anniversary this coming weekend and we need to say thank you to God for fulfilling dreams and visions and desires that have been realized. At the same time we need to “dream and desire” again and make a new declaration for the days that lie ahead. Historically, the church has never fared well when all was easy and bright – as it began to look at itself and think it was “self-oriented” success. The church has always done better when God was relied upon and given room to work in response to the desires and dreams of His people who were taking great pleasure and delight in being loved. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4  NIV.

What are the dreams and desires of your heart that you persistently tell God about as you “delight” in his amazingness? Something to think about — be blessed!