Our pastor and his family are on vacation this week so we were blessed with a guest speaker. Andy shared from his heart ways he has grown closer in his relationship with Jesus with a challenge to each of us. His message titled, “Expect the Extraordinary” Through personal stories, he shared the importance and blessing when we do this.
He shared the two key factors to be able to do this are prayer and faith. Andy’s explanation of each encouraged many hearts this morning. Faith is believing, or so I thought. Today I was reminded faith is a “strong and unshakeable belief in something…” Unshakeable! I want a faith like this.
Andy brought us on a Bible exploration with a stop in the book of Daniel. He read about the fiery furnace and their unshakeable faith. This reminded me of a blog I posted this past January. Through prayer and faith, we will be looking for and expecting extraordinary things from God, like men immerging from a fire that should have killed them.
“How can you have faith to see miracles?” Andy asked. We cannot doubt and we need to be doing, faith is a verb and requires action.
My paraphrase/take-away from Andy’s message:
“Get out of your box, God will enlarge your box each time you step out in FAITH. Get out of your comfort zone. Our box is bigger than we can see or imagine once we start MOVING out of it.”
Known for a willingness to get out of my box, I am so excited to learn my box is even bigger than I can see or imagine. Yippee! With God, possibilities are endless when we are seeking Him and our eyes are fixed on Him, not ourselves.
I will leave you with the words Andy concluded his message with this morning.
“Let your actions be fueled by faith.”
How do you keep doubt from preventing
your faith from breaking the
walls of your box down?
Start with prayer…
Thanks for joining us today Andy and family!
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Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323