#trending With God

Have you ever been told you have bad taste? Bad taste in food, dating, and even clothes?! We all have gone through our seasons of bad taste in our lifetime (can I get an Amen?). When we go through these phases, we wonder why no one EVER told us! Maybe it was us just holding on tight to the fact we actually looked kinda cool. What was cool yesterday isn’t cool today, but what was cool long ago, always seems finds its way back. This is how trends work right?

Whatever happened to #trending with God? Maybe we stopped following and growing in our faith. Maybe we stopped reading the word or going to Church ages ago! Maybe something happened that prevented you from going to Church. Maybe you just lost your way somewhere. Today I invite you to bring back into your heart what’s always on-trend. Our God never goes out of style-God has been, always will be, and is. Maybe you just need another layer to be reminded of what you’ve been neglecting in your spiritual life or what you’ve been missing.

Todays verses are little bite sized chunks, but it has some great knowledge we can meditate on, dissect, and put into movement or action today. Let’s take a moment to go over scripture and get reminded of what God says in on-trend. If we just open a bible or write some of this down, we can easily digest it and understand what He want’s us to hear. We will not be swayed by new fads or what’s going on around us. Let us read this scripture and be reminded of what trend we should be following or maybe going back to.

Those who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come- and who then turn away from God, it is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the son of God they themselves are nailing themselves to the cross once again holding him up to public shame.

Hebrews 6:4-6

Essentially, God is calling us to remember his WORD and his GOODNESS though this verse. Maybe we remember a song that made us feel His presence or a sermon that pierced us at the right time. This is the taste of God, and we need to remember that He is present even if we cannot see Him. This verse really means 2 things; 1 is to remember to stay in the word so that we don’t become stale and drifting far away. Secondly, he calls us to remember His goodness. This is a calling for someone to be back in order with God. Maybe you drifted off somewhere you can’t even put a finger on when you really stopped having a relationship with God. Maybe we can begin to stop living worldly and digest something spiritually. This is a time to refresh and to reflect. Today I invite you to not think about what’s ahead, but to think about what God has to say through His infallible word.

God want’s to meet with you right here to share a word of wisdom or something that encourages someone right now. Looking back at bad trends or phases can be fun, but God wants us to remember that He never goes out of style.

God calls us to look to our examples in people of faith too. What this means is making sure we are still loving people, caring for the sick, and encouraging other believers just like people of faith. These examples can be hard to find, but you know at least a few you can model after. Sometimes it’s about doing what you are reading. Maybe you feel like you are doing all of it, but you still feel far from Him and things just aren’t going as you planned. This next verse is a promise for those that feel stuck in their faith.

He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do.

Hebrews 6:10-11

When we get with God and reflect on this promises and read our bible and we can step out in a new faith that can have effects all around us.

As the season changes, we can think of all the ways to layer up, but that one thing we should be remembering, is to layer up with Gods word first. This time of the year can be difficult for a lot of people and a lonely time. If you are tired of feeling this way, maybe now is the time to layer up spiritully. This season let’s grab coffee with a friend, or help a neighbor, or just simply write down some scripture. God never changes, but he can put a new spirit in you and lead you.

Our great desire is that you keep on loving others as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will be spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit Gods promises because of their faith and endurance.

Hebrews 6:11-12

If you have never stepped out into faith and accepted God into your heart, today I encourage you to do so. Before the holidays is a perfect time to get into some time with God. If you have gone astray, recall what it was like when you were walking with Him and invite Him back into your heart with this simple prayer. 

Keeping My Eyes On It

What’s been the main thing you’ve been keeping your eyes on this year? 2020 has been a year full of some real problems for people! Where do I start?! Today we’re going to bring our focus in something different, something you may not even notice you are currently focused on! Anyone can miss this very small thing, in fact, I was blind to this before.

Maybe you’ve been carrying the weight of something and maybe you can’t even put your finger on it. Today we’re going to dig a lot while keeping our eyes focused. You may want to even write some things down.

Firstly, we all have problems, our friends have problems, our kids can sometimes be our problems (hello!) and no one is really immune to problems. Sometimes it’s even US that picks up new problems-like these problems that are going out of style! It’s true that sometimes we don’t even want to deal with our own problems SO we end up picking up problems from other people. Sometimes it’s better back off be alone and let God. God wants to work on YOUR problems. What is God calling you to this season? Maybe he wants you to listen to what he can do in your life and your problems. Give God enough space to work with you. Sometimes that means being still or being alone. Maybe we need to take the log out of our own eye first.

How can you think of saying, friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye, when you can’t see past the log in your own eye; then you will see enough to deal with the speck in your friends eye.

Luke 6:42

Maybe this is the season some things are going back up on the shelf. Not because you couldn’t afford it, but because God wants us to build a relationship with us. Maybe He’s tending some new soil in you this Fall.

This season can be a growing season for your soul. Don’t worry about your friends speck, but remove your log first. Doing the hard work is good cause you can move past problems and maybe God can even use you. Maybe he’s worked in your friends life and you kinda want that too! Let Him shine the way through the wilderness that you may feel you’re in.

As you start to see things the way God sees things and as you mature in your walk with God, He’s going to continue to ask you the important question “did you remove the speck in your own eye?” It’s so basic, but hard to put into practice. Our nature is to want to fix others first, but God wants you to just fix your eyes on Him.

When we begin to hand over our problems to God, we can begin to see Him working in and around us. That also means we have to keep an eye on who we let into our life sometimes. Sometimes because we can (depending on our personality) just take on problems of our friends. Sometimes we think we are doing good things, but sometimes we could be keeping ourselves from our destiny and a true relationship with God.

Once we learn how to remove this speck we can begin to go after God in a new way and with complete joy.

What joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, who’s sins are put out of sight.

Romans 4:7

When we are chasing after the joy that God promises, we have to clear out all the inner-dialogue and just take a step in faith. But also in order to find joy, we have to take that next step. We have to put in the work and remain obedient to His ways. He can deal with the “logs” in your life. Not one “log” is greater than others, and YES your “log” in your eye too. God want’s to meet you exactly where you are today and ask you “are your eyes on the prize which is Him?”

Today I invite you to step into a new light where your sight is completely focused on Him. The same God that moves mountains want’s to be in your corner and fight for you. He want’s to work out what best for you behind the scenes. All He asks is that we focus on Him. Let us focus on God this season in 2020 to make way for better things and to create a beautiful stillness in our soul. We’re not going after our neighbors problems, or our cashiers problems, or your best friends problems. Today let’s focus on God restoring our vision and doing good through and around us.

Maybe He want’s to start a small spark in our hearts. Maybe just a small voice that says “everything is going to workout”. Moments where you start understanding that God meets us where we are. Sometimes in order for God to work, we have to stay out of our own ways, and just let God. Sometimes it requires a step of faith too though. There’s a saying that says Faith without works is dead. Either way, today I invite you to ask God where your vision might be going wrong or blurry. Today he want’s to remind someone that it’s not about the fight, but the win. God want’s to win someone’s battles for them today. Maybe even bless your friends too. God answers prayers!

Lets examine the speck in our eye this Fall and keep your eyes focused on the God that has given us all we have.