Monday, May 10, 2010

signs get your attention

Have you ever been going down the highway and a big sign get your attention?  I have.  Some of them are profound.  Some are funny.  Some are painful.  Others are insightful.

God is the same way.  He will get our attention in lots of different ways.  But we need to listen.  What is it going to take for us to listen?  What will it take for us to learn?

Psalm 46:10 (NLT) --- "Be still, and know that I am God!I will be honored by every nation.I will be honored throughout the world."

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) --- For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and ahope.

Psalm 95:7 (NLT) --- for he is our God.We are the people he watches over,the flock under his care.If only you would listen to his voice today!

God speaks through circumstances, through prayer, through sermons, through the Bible, through the Holy Spirit inside every christian.  He speaks through other people.  He even speaks through signs on the side of the road.

On of our key understandings at The Community Fellowship is that God has called us "get the attention of our community and while we have their attention, tell them about Jesus."  God uses us to get people's attention.  He will use our testimony.  He will also use our serving.  When we meet needs with no strings attached, people begin to listen.

Here is my point today (there are 2 of them).  First, are we missing the signs or word God is trying to give us, and second, what are we telling people when we get their attention?  It ought to be a word from God and a word for God.  Why?  Because life is all about Jesus.

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