Instead of giving up something for Lent, let’s give ourselves away!
Because we are created in the image of God, our happiness does not come from status, salary, sex, or success. True happiness and fulfillment come from serving others. God designed you to be happiest when you are giving your life away. Why? Because he wants you to become like him.
Matthew 20:28 says, “Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (NLT). Jesus came to serve and give. Those two things will bring more happiness in your life than anything else, and they define what it means to follow Jesus. If you’re not serving, you’re not giving, and you’re not following Jesus. It’s just that simple.
We give ourselves away because Jesus gave himself away for us, but often we don’t know how to begin.
Join us this summer as we look at the book of Ephesians and what it means to be marked by the Spirit of God and covered in His redeeming grace. You will learn how to pack holiness, love, unity and walk fully in the light of Christ, prepared to put on the full armor of God.
Wonder what would happen if at the end of your life you found out you got it WRONG! Over the next several weeks we are going to take the life giving power of Jesus and rewrite the chapters of our life. We are going to allow the truth of the bible, of God’s Word, to shape everything we believe, see, say and do.
So many things beg for our attention. We get caught up in the world, and that is only natural. However, Lent will beg us to return to God. To make a decision to live our lives according to His will and not our own. This journey is not to be taken lightly, and if we make a commitment to it our lives will unfold in ways we cannot imagine.
We have three special days coming up that will help us all be inspired to live a new life. First, All Saints Day. The saints that have gone before leave an incredible testimony for us all. Next, Veteran's Day. Here we look at heroes and a sacrifice that we need to be making as well. Last, Thanksgiving. What does a life of thanksgiving really look like and how can that way of life lead to abundance?
We all need a kickstart. When we get stuck in routines and patterns it is there that God tries to start something new. This series is going to KICKSTART one thing...your heart.
Going off road is exactly where God wants to take you today. Off road means letting all of our control go. It means surrendering the direction of our lives. It means getting off the beaten path that we travel every day. Today if you go off road you will find love, peace, adventure, and joy like you have never known.