As part of our “Holistic Discipleship” approach, we equip believers and members of our church with messages about real life and how God interacts and speaks to us in everyday situations. We hope that you will be encouraged with the posts below.
Posted by David Cay on February 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm
I often wonder why it is so hard to trust God. I always feel a hesitancy, a lack of confidence, always questioning whether this is the right thing to do. I feel a deep sense of insecurity, always expecting the worst will happen. Yet I feel this pull, this invitation to trust. Don’t get me wrong, I want to trust Him, I want to feel secure in Him. But I always feel this tension.
Posted by Sassy S on August 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm
At some point in time you may thought to yourself, “I’ve got this.” Let’s say you rock at your job, or you’re thriving in a role at church, or maybe when it comes to your relationships you feel that don’t need any help. Perhaps your thought process involves little comments such as “she or he loves me”, or “I have tons of friends, my family is unbreakable.” The list goes on.
Well, the Good News is you don’t, nor do I—and thank God for that. The truth of the matter is we don’t have ‘this’ or ‘that’ or anything for that matter. It’s a hard pill to swallow especially if you consider the greatest struggle for all human kind, that famous “p” word – pride.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:38 am
My kids get on my nerves sometimes. They do things that rile you up to the point your body is filled with rage. My youngest son, Isaiah, has developed a habit of running away in the most inconvenient and inopportune times. We were at Sportchek the other day buying Jalen skates and Isaiah would just run off without saying anything. He’s brave enough to go by himself in unknown parts without us knowing it. My heart starts beating wondering where he is and when I find him I angrily tell him that this is not ok. And you would hope you would get an apology or some feelings of remorse like “I’m sorry, Daddy” but what I got was laughter! As if it’s so funny, that it’s all one big joke- a comedy show. And as a parent his mocking laughter just makes you even more incensed.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:37 am
Can Jesus question our love for Him?
I’m reading a book called, “The Imperfect Pastor” by Zach Eswine and a certain paragraph in the book in particular caught my eye, in many ways it convicted the heart and the soul. But when you read it, there is nothing profound about it, it’s actually very basic. Yet it stirred my heart, probably because there was so much truth in it. The paragraph read:
“Jesus was lovely to you. He had saved you. He had communicated his love for you. He was all treasure, true, pleasurable, satisfying, and altogether beautiful. He was your portion. He was your desire. It was this ravishing provision of Jesus that roused your affections to serve Him in the first place with your life in vocational ministry” (The Imperfect Pastor, Zach Eswine, p. 31)
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:35 am
(Originally posted in December 2015)
Over the Christmas holidays, I got a chance to look back at 2015 and reminisce on the good times, the bad times, the disappointments, lessons learned, the stories- you name it. 2015 like almost every year was a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs- confusion, desperation, thrills and bumps. A year filled with many stories.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:32 am
In my last blog I ended with a question asking how does one wait patiently. I remember asking myself, “How does ones wait patiently?” shortly after submitting my finished work. I decided to dive into other views on this very topic for some guidance. In my search a commonly shared view surfaced weaving all of the written works together into a step-by-step process of how to wait patiently. This process begins with identifying the stark difference between the world’s view of waiting and the biblical view—a difference which I would like to share with you.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:31 am
I have recently noticed something—something exciting and thought provoking. If you have an intimate personal relationship with the Lord and are open about this with your social circle people will wonder. They will wonder about your decision to follow Christ. They will wonder how this process unfolded and how this decision has affected your life. Countless times I have been asked how I walked away from what I once knew or lived out and into the world of Christianity. I usually try and offer a simple and sufficient answer but for those of you who know me….well, let’s just say the term simple is definitely an understatement when it comes to my speaking ability.
Posted by GGCWPAdmin on May 27, 2016 at 1:27 am
I have often thought about the things I once wanted and compared them with the things I have been given—which have turned out to be the very things I need. It is so easy for our blinders to come up in the midst of wanting and desiring the things of our minds and hearts. Once our sight is blocked from what God has for us, we can easily get into trouble.