Remember that phrase “everything happens for a reason?” Come to find out.. that might just be a myth. God isn’t a genie in a bottle granting wishes and making things come true. Faith however, is trusting that God’s plan is greater than your own.
Watch, listen and engage in biblical teaching from One Church NY. Browse by Series Title or Topic. And don’t forget to take a next-step in faith after you do. Because while knowledge is good, applied knowledge is better.
When we find freedom, sometimes we try to find the line or the limit of it. But if we exercised every freedom that was offered and award to us, would your life look anything like that of Jesus? How can you use your freedom today to make an impact on the lives of others?
Every day we have a choice to make. And it’s the culmination of those choices that add up to our current reality. We are either a victim of our emotions/circumstances or we’re a victim of our choices. Which will you take hold of today?
Imagine a life completely free of influence. One where every thought, decision, or ounce of bias was developed from your personal experience and nobody else’s…impossible, right? Our world is connected in so many hidden and imperceivable ways. In fact, much of who we are is because of the direct influence from those we know. Today’s an opportunity to take inventory. A time to make change if we need it and change course if we want it.
What if this year we made it our goal to be more patient and be kinder to others? To those we disagree with. To those we may consider our “enemies”? What if that was the *only* request that Jesus extended to us this year?
Could this be a season of opportunity in spite of all the obstacles? Because change is inevitable, but growth is optional. What intentions are you taking to be open toward what God has for us in this new season of life?
What distracts us from truly following Jesus? Being committed to God, our creator allows us to give up all that we are, in order to receive all that we can become. Dig deeper within yourself and God’s word to figure out what perspective is keeping you from seeing His bigger picture.
Taking a deep-dive into the story of Exodus, Pastor Brian helps us understand God’s teaching on “change.” In what way can we view this “disruption” from the expected? Maybe God’s calling is in the midst.