Friday, May 29, 2009

keep on, don't stop

This weekend is going to be so good at The Community Fellowship as we revisit our vision and ask God to take up to a new level of serving people and loving people in His name.  As we think about and plan for the future, there are some things from the past that won't leave my mind.  They are words that make me keep on and won't let me stop.  I almost hear God saying, "keep on, don't stop!"

That is fresh.  Have you ever heard God say something like that?  We know this about God:

1 Thessalonians 5:24 (nlt) --- God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.

Lamentations 3:22-24 (nlt) ---The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.  I say to myself, "The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!"

In Steven Furtick's message for the One Prayer series, I hear some of these same things being said to us.  God says, "keep on, don't stop!"  Here are some of those notes:

  • Rehearse the faithfulness of God you've seen in the past, and you can step into your future with confidence in His ability and His intentions in your life!
  • God's past faithfulness becomes best predictor of His future ability!
  • Furtick said (and we have to claim this) I trust in His character not my circumstances!  I can't see how God's gonna do it this time but I remember how he did it last time!


I've needed to hear that.  How about you?  Behind us and in front of us God is speaking.  Can you hear His voice?  He says, "keep on, don't stop I'm with you and I'm for you!"

Deuteronomy 31:8 (nlt) --- Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you."

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