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Monday Response

It was great to hear from those who attended CIY (Christ in Youth) last week. I love hearing about life change at events like this. Sometimes we all need a week away in order to determine a path for our life. One guy in particular really inspired me. He spoke from stage saying that for two long he had been avoiding God. This week he had his first conversation with God in years.

As I was thinking about this, I realized how easy it can be to get so busy that we begin to lose that on going conversation with God that is so vital to our walk with Christ. In any relationship, with a friend, with your mom, with your wife, or with Christ, communicating is an essential part to helping it grow. If we are not actively talking with Christ and allowing Him to speak to us, its easy to get off the path and begin to make our own trails. Sooner or later we get lost!

So, this Monday as you are responding to the message this Sunday, ask this question: When was the last time you talked to God? Are you making that a regular part of your day? Maybe take a couple of minutes right now, and just talk. If you are really up for a challenge, then just listen. God’s speaking. Are you hearing him?

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Monday Response – July 26th

Sunday’s worship time was great! I was really moved by one of the songs we sang which spoke of giving up everything to God. That is sometimes really difficult. In Sunday School, we spoke about that a little. It’s easy to give up the big things in life, but not always so easy to give up the everyday things.

As I was reading through Revelation 7, I was moved by how people worship. Scott’s point about sometimes you may just need to be on your knees with your face down in the dirt really hit home. All too often I want to keep my issues to myself and not give them up to God, but when I come to Him in worship, I need to give everything to Him. If I don’t then I am not truly worshipping.

God wants so much more for us than we allow ourselves to have. The freedom that is found only in Him is unlike anything else we could find. So, what is your response to Him today? What will you do beginning today to bring everything to God and not hold anything back?

It’s time to get off our horse and follow Him. The final verse in chapter 7v18 really says it all for me. “For the lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

Are you letting Him lead you this week? That’s all you have to ask.

Monday response – July 19th

Sunday services bring a lot to the table. One thing that I find from each service is that worship should bring some kind of response. Beginning today, I am creating an opportunity for a Monday response.

I have found so often that a missed opportunity to respond to God can create a hole that needs to be filled. If God is calling you to get plugged into a support system, but you avoid the call, the void will become even greater throughout the week.

So ask yourself, what were you prompted to do as a result of yesterday’s service? Have you found a place to plug in yet? Are you needing to serve as an act of worship? Do you need to sing a new song? Whatever it is, God is calling. It’s up to us to pick up the phone and answer. If you need a place to plug in, so that you may draw closer to God through fellowship, community, prayer,  and study, now is your time. Don’t avoid God’s call to a greater life in Him.

Here is a link to a simple form you can fill out to get plugged in: http://www.thirdcitychristian.org/index.cfm?i=5501&mid=26&fid=522

Or feel free to call the church office! Now is your time!