I love looking back on a great weekend at Journey. God was moving.
We concluded our faith series, Beyond Belief with a message called “Faith Without Limits.” I loved pondering Romans 12:3 which was the key verse and main idea in the message.
“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”
For me the ah-ha moment was realizing how connected this was to the “worship” that he talks about it verse one. Romans twelve is Paul’s answer to “what do you give a God like this? A God who has gone to hell & back to connect with You, a God who lays down his life, a God who gives what His son paid for FREE? ANSWER – WORSHIP!!!!
√ Worship that Gives my life back to God
√ Worship that gives myself to becoming like God (v.2)
√ Worship that gives my world back to God (v.3ff)
One of the actionable parts of the message was to believe that God has allotted to ME a measure of faith and gifted ME (charismata – all Christ followers are charismatics, some know it☺) enough to expect to be used significantly in God’s great plan and to prep myself accordingly.
For us at Journey that means the LEADERSHIP SUMMIT! (Click here for a link to the Global Leadership Summit 2010). It’s a great conference. We get a great rate. We host right in our building and it is like motivational rocket fuel. I hope every single one of you sign up. For you who are out of town, tie it in with a trip to SD! In August the ocean is about 72 here! Dive in!
WORSHIP – It seems like we keep picking the perfect songs. I heard some people talking a while back about how uncanny it is that the very place they are emotionally, the place where they real need a touch from God always seems to be addressed by one or two of the songs in our services. I agree. Seriously, this is a Holy Spirit thing.
We introduced a great new song by Jeremy Riddle that I can’t get out of my head this week. It’s called “As Children”. You can check it out here or on iTunes.
GOD AT THE MOVES… We start next week. I would say that we had the greatest series promo video of all times. I’ll link in a post going up tomorrow that discusses GATM.