We can’t wait for change to happen, we have to create change. We instinctively know this is always true. No one becomes world class at anything just by talking about it. As Andy Stanley famously says, “Direction, not intention, determines destination.”
If we want to be healthier we have to eat and exercise with better health in mind. If we want a promotion with better pay we have to get more training and education to excel in a new work position. If we want a better marriage we’ll have to spend time investing in the relationship with each other. This is just common sense.
Join us this weekend for a new four week series, Momentum, getting from where you are to where you want to be. If you are doing really well right now, bring a guest who is not. Check this out.
“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MESSAGE
God, when blessing us, doesn’t ask us to pay it back, we couldn’t anyway; instead He wants us to pay it forward. The Bible asks us to pay things forward. Help a neighbor, like you would like to be helped. Look around the office where you work and see who is eating alone. Make a friend by sharing some lunch conversation. It’s not that hard to be nice.
Get acquainted with anyone who seems discouraged and invite them to meet you at the Journey front door this weekend. This simple invite to be your guest this weekend could change (you) and the direction of another person’s life forever. Getting the focus off our problems and ourselves may be one of the best things you’ve ever done.
This series may help someone get started in a new direction, how they think about God and everything. Easter is next. Get ready. Help others get ready by building some community and engaging with new people around you each day. It’s really nice to be nice.
Go, then you will grow. Simple Church.