Archive for November 14th, 2011

Several months ago, we were going through the following Scripture at church…

James 4:2-4

“You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

At the time, there were areas we were wanting to grow and had been stagnant. I spent a little time praying over what areas we should want change and the motives behind them and then introduced some new prayer times in our Sunday morning gatherings. Each week we started praying over four areas to grow in…… people, resources, spiritual depth, and influence in our community.

About a week ago, my family was out for lunch after church and something hit me. I grabbed my copy of the receipt and a pen and started jotting down observations on the back of it. It was a reminder that sometimes we need to stop and look to see what God is doing to catch it all.

From those notes, I shared with our church this week some changes we have been seeing that we wanted to celebrate God’s faithfulness in. The following our those celebrations…


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