In 2017, Calvin Christian School will share a weblog from a neighborhood pastor every month. For January, we share a publish titled “Discover out Your One specific Phrase” from Pastor Shawn Kennedy of Existence Church.
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Once we take into account about moving into into a brand new 12 months, we can not assist however take into account about all we didn’t obtain within the earlier 12 months and all we hope to attain within the upcoming 12 months. Which is why new 12 months’s resolutions are so well-liked in our tradition.
Have you ever been pondering about or at the moment created an inventory of recent 12 months’s resolutions?
Correctly you probably have or will, you might be certainly not alone. In 2017, it’s projected that just about 150 million folks at present will make new 12 months’s resolutions.
I do know a few of us take into account new 12 months’s resolutions are foolish and silly, so we’ve created a one in every of a form new 12 months’s decision of our private. It’s to under no circumstances as soon as once more make a brand new 12 months’s decision. I can have an understanding of why an individual would come to this conclusion. The examine reveals that 90% of recent 12 months’s resolutions are damaged by the center of the summer season.
Despite the fact that new 12 months’s resolutions will be priceless, I feel there’s a superior manner. Quickly in spite of everything, the vast majority of our new 12 months’s resolutions usually consider “what we wish to do,” somewhat than asking the question, “who can we wish to develop into.”
What we do issues, who we’re issues much more.
I wish to go a step further and dive even deeper. It’s superior to ask, “who can we wish to develop into,” however there may be even a superior, much more biblical question. In my view it’s the most important question we are able to ask all 12 months prolonged. It’s the question, “God who would you like me to develop into?”
It’s this question that positions us to decelerate, take heed to God, and place Him preliminary.
“Samuel talked about, communicate Lord to your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel three:10b
“Search preliminary His Kingdom and His righteousness.” Matthew six:33a
Discover out YOUR WORD
At Existence Church, precisely the place I’ve the privilege and honor of serving because the Lead Pastor, we’re asking each particular person to neglect about producing a prolonged record of modifications based totally on ultimate years regrets and focus on slowing down, thoughtfully reflecting, and prayerfully asking God for one specific phrase to take into this new 12 months. One specific phrase that almost all captures who God is, inviting us to develop into, and what God is asking us towards on this subsequent 12 months. We could maybe have one million phrase’s circulating in our ideas. We’re trusting for God to only place one specific phrase on our coronary heart.
You are able to do this as correctly by the best way.
What’s “Uncover Your Phrase?” Discover out your Phrase is an easy, however efficient non secular self-discipline to assist , like, and serve Jesus this 12 months.
Proper right here is a few nice factors that come about once you be taught your phrase.
+ You’ve a lens to note God at perform in your life all by way of the 12 months.
+ You’ve a transparent location of focus to know and develop.
+ You’ve perception into how God wishes to make use of you within the lifetime of different folks. When God presents you a phrase it’s under no circumstances only for you.
+ You’ve a approach to encompass different folks in supporting, encouraging and praying for you all 12 months prolonged. We encourage you to offer your phrase to your buddies and family members.
+ When you do that as a family members, you will have a definite approach to help, encourage and pray for every different this subsequent 12 months.
Are you ? If that’s the case, take a second to cease by the easy information I place collectively by clicking proper right here and take second to take heed to the preliminary message in our Discover out Your Phrase sequence by clicking proper right here.
My phrase this 12 months is “sow.” It comes out of Galatians six and Matthew 13. I feel God is inviting me this 12 months to sow faithfully, generously, and decisively for His glory. Now that my phrase, I might encourage you to wish for me as a neighborhood pastor as I strive by God’s grace to assist folks at present from all backgrounds know, like, and serve Jesus.
Pastor Shawn Kennedy
PS: You might be much more than welcome to hitch us at Existence Church for both our 9am or 11am options. For lots extra particulars cease by: www.existencechurch.com