Every decision requires a prevailing desire (or at least a collection of related desires), the ability to perform the decision, and also an open door. Without an open door, you are dealing with dreams and not reality.
After we ask ourselves the question ‘Do I want to do this?’, we must ask ourselves the related question: ‘Can I actually do this?’ In fact, our desires mean very little if they are not backed by ability.
How do I know what God’s will is for me in a particular decision? Last week, I said that discerning God’s will is like a three-legged stool…
The first instrument, or leg of the stool, is desire. Wait! Hold on! I thought the Bible warns us about desire?!
How do I determine God’s will in decisions? Which way should I go? Can I get off track and be journeying to a place God did not intend for me?
In this series on God’s will, I am going to give you a fully authenticated, guaranteed, pastor-approved way of figuring out God’s will for your decisions.
For the next handful of weeks, we will discuss a sure-fire way of knowing God’s will for your life. For real! I guarantee it. I am going to give you a step-by-step formula for knowing God’s will for your life and it always works.
Thank you to all those who came out to our membership gathering this past Wednesday night, February 7! It continues to be a joy to lean into these rhythms of gathering, breaking bread, sharing, and growing together as the body of Christ.
For those who were unable to join us, we were sorry to miss you, but hope you’ll be able to join in next time!
In addition to meeting to pray monthly, the Elders have been working with the Deacons on proposed bylaw changes and updates to the Employee Handbook. Many of these changes are responsive to recommendations from consultants we hired over the past several years.
Each month a different elder sends a brief message on behalf of the board of elders to share updates on some of the work we are doing and to invite you to get to know us a little better. This month’s update is from Kyle McManamy:
On behalf of your Elders, let me say that we are excited to see how God is leading in this new season and we want to make sure we share that with our body on a timely basis. To that end, we will be providing a monthly update, with a different elder sharing each month.
As shared at our Membership Gathering this week, we continue to search for a new and long-term Kids Minister and trust the Lord will bring the right person to us in his perfect timing. We ask that you continue to pray with us. In the meantime, our conviction that we need a gifted and focused leader for that ministry has only grown! Our children are precious and deserve dedicated attention and leadership in the ministry that serves them and their families.
To that end, Matt Smith will be focusing solely on leading and shepherding our Kids Ministry, effective Sunday, September 17th.