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Give Me Faith March 30, 2018

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Happy Good Friday!

I don’t know about you but this year Easter rushed up on me and I don’t really feel mentally prepared, if that makes sense. My head space isn’t filled with thoughts of Good Friday or Easter. But I want to get there.

Part of the problem is I just came out of directing the high school musical and I have been busy with that.

This past Sunday as I was leading worship (actually it was while we were practicing) I was reminded how good our God is.

This musical hasn’t been a fun one for me. Too much drama with kids not getting what they want. The beginning was rough, I would come home crying and thinking about not directing next year.

I found this song in January, Give Me Faith, and loved it because I desperately needed to believe everything would be okay, that Jesus had this, that He keeps his promises.

We sang that song this past Sunday and I was moved to tears. Jesus got me through, and it all worked out. The kids finally saw my reason for casting students in certain roles. One girl who was very upset when the cast list was posted said she had the most most fun in this musical then ever before.

God is faithful, He is good, we can trust His word.

If you have a minute listen to this song and make it your prayer today.

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It Was Good April 3, 2015

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a-cross-against-skyAnd God saw that the light was good. Genesis 1:4

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:12

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:18

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:21

And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25

I am pondering the word “good” today as we reflect on Good Friday.

In the beginning God created and it was good.

Then what?

Man turned to the one who destroys and things weren’t good anymore. We were separated from God.

Not good.

But God had a plan from the beginning. Even as Eve ate of the fruit, the shadow of the cross rose up. This would be the way to make things good again.

When God creates it is good. What He creates is good.

So He created a way for us to be united with Him.

His Son, Jesus.

I believe this is why we can call this Friday “Good Friday.” God created a way for His children to join Him again. To never experience separation.

He created the cross and it was good.

It is good because we know the end of the story.

Jesus rose again and now we can have new life because Jesus gives new life.

Our sins went to the grave with Him and we are made new.

May we live in this truth each and every day, not just today.

May each day we remember that it is good to be a child of the King.

It is good to live on this side of the cross.

It is good be set free.

It is good sit in His presence.

And God sees you and He is good. All the time.

I pray God will open your eyes to see this Easter in a new and fresh way. I pray your heart will be pulled closer to His. Have a blessed Easter!


Happy Good Friday April 18, 2014

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Hi everyone.

I am keeping it simple today. Hope you find some time to reflect on this day and what our Savior did for us. May this Easter impact your in a way it never has. May you encounter the love of Christ in a new way this year, may His Spirit wash over you and fill you with new life.

Below is a song we do at our church, we will be doing it tonight and Sunday morning. Love it! I pray it will stir your heart. Whenever we get to the end I just want to jump out of my skin. The tomb is empty. Praise God!!!

Click here and worship.