January is often full of ‘Resolutions’, except they don’t usually ‘stick’. St Paul has a suggestion for us- as Pastor Mike explains: Forget the past; instead, focus your attention and energy on that God has for you in the future.
Why did God become human? This question has been asked over the centries, and Pastor Mike brings our attention to the fact that God became human ‘only once’, because once was enough. God was able to successfully accomplish what he came to do in that single event.
Now just how much “good” needs to happen to you for you to recognize AND do something to express your thankfulness? In today’s sermon Pastor Mike focused on the one unlikely person who recognized just what an amazing event had happened, and who expressed this gratefulness to the Man who caused it.
Where do you find your security and safety? We often try to find it in our 401K, or insurance, or that relationship. We should be looking to the Lord our God. Isaiah the profit preaches on the same topic, and Pastor Mike helps that message to us today.
You cannot take advantage of “better things” if you stay in the present, or even worse, on the past; or where you have been. God called Joshua to lead his people forward, across the river, into the land of giants; and without doing so, they would not have experienced the success and victories that God had planned for them. Pastor Mike suggested that the same is true of us today.