We gathered in the Phillips Temple for morning registration and devotions before heading out on urban FHL projects for the day.
Guest Pastor Joseph Reaves of Greater Faith House of Prayer presented the challenging message “The Faith to Step Out”. My brief notes on the sermon were:
1)See 2) Talk 3)Envision 4)Pleases God
God is in control. He does have a plan. And each of us has a part to fulfill; a purpose.
First you see something, then you say something, then you Do something . . . this is what pleases God. Do we take notice? See things as God sees them? And when we do see… do we speak up or out? Then do we envision the solution? Do we step up to the plate and lead? By taking notice; taking a stand; and doing something to better the situation… stepping out in faith… we are pleasing God.
I am reminded yet again, that though things may seem impossible, highly unlikey, simply beyond my ability to even comprehend how to even begin the process, let alone have the energy and wisdom to carry it out… despite all of this… GOD is in control! I’m just a vessel. He’s the power, the might, and the means. If I will just step out in obedience, depending not on myself, but on GOD, that is true faith. That is what pleases my Father; when I can humbly admit, I need Him, I trust Him, and I will obey Him.
Photo 1: Pastor Joseph Reaves inspires with the Word–by Ellen5e
Photo 2: Volunteers pray before departing for projects/mission work.–by IndyChristian