Here’s a little secret that I hope doesn’t stay a secret too long . . . are you ready? GOD LOVES YOU. He’s nuts about you. He thinks you are the best thing he created (okay, so he thinks that about everyone but still - how cool is that?!) In fact, we’re not the guy in the high school dance story - God is. He’s the one approaching us. He desires relationship with us. He wants us to love him. He cares about us. And I honestly believe he is devastated when we turn him down. In fact, he’s been pursuing you since you were created . . . pointing out at every juncture of life his love for you. In a sunset, in the smile of a child, or in the warmth of an embrace from a loved one. He’s been pursuing you. We call that prevenient grace, or grace that “goes before”. Maybe a better way of putting it is, God takes the initiative in the relationship.Read More
We’re in the middle of the first week of the Red Letter Challenge at Brandon Community. This has been an incredible journey for me and I hope it’s been good for you, too! If you need a book, they are available at the Welcome Center in the lobby at church.
Week 1 focuses on “being”. For me, it’s easier to do than to be . . . I enjoy getting things done, starting projects, and thinking about the projects I can start. Sitting down, just “being” can be difficult for me because my brain wanders. Sometimes I even get feelings of guilt as I “be”, because there are so many things I could be doing and every moment I’m just resting or “being” is time I am not doing anything else.Read More