“Living in the Future!”
Date of Service: 11-29-2020
Morning Online Service
4-17-21 (Saturday Night)…
As a pastor, it is my routine on Saturday evenings to get alone with God in prayer, worship, and study in preparation for the Sunday morning service.
There are times I sit in the sanctuary of the church where I pastor and just soak in anointed music that speaks to my soul as I listen for God to speak.
Tonight…was different. Let me explain!
I pulled up our family’s shared YouTube account to start searching for some good music to listen to, and the first thing I saw was a video that my youngest son, Jude, had created.
What’s so special about this video, besides Jude’s God-given awesome gift of playing the drums, is his selection he chose to play to…a song about the blood of Jesus!!
Of all the music he, a 13 year old, could be playing to, here he is, ushering in the presence of God as he praises God as the psalmist admonished in the following scripture…
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. -Psalms 150:5
I’m weeping in God’s presence as I listen, soaking in this moment where the God who saved me as an 11 year old boy has become the God of my sons, who know Him as I do…a worthy Saviour to be praised with all our might!!
Blessed be the name of The Lord!!!
Listen and enjoy the presence of God!!…
It is quite possible to give so much in a situation or circumstance that you become blinded to the costs that others are paying with you in that circumstance.
Take a step back, and observe for a moment. Then, when you see that you are not the only one giving, sacrificing, or hurting, go and thank the ones who are struggling and sacrificing and hurting with you….especially the ones who could have walked away a long time ago.
Ungratefulness (acknowledged or unacknowledged) only leads to loneliness and isolation, whereas gratitude & humility will ease the pain of your losses and strengthen the bonds of much needed companionship as you get through your situation together.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. -Proverbs 18:24
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Date of Service: 11-29-2020
Evening Online Service
The Process of Transformation (Part 2)
Part 2… Security is a big deal in this culture. We want to feel safe in our homes, our finances, and our relationships. But only God can give you the security you long for. In today’s teaching, Pastor Gary explains that when you begin a relationship with God through Jesus, you’re adopted into His family. You’re not alone. You’re not an orphan. And Jesus will be your advocate and will remind you that your mistakes are covered by His grace. No matter what you’ve done or what people may say, you’re His. https://garycaudill.com/true-north/