Happy Independence Day! What an amazing day this is in the life of our nation as we celebrate the freedom that we have. Believe it or not, the fact that the 4th of July is on a Sunday is perfect because the best place for a real American Celebration is in a church where the name of Jesus is being proclaimed. Many people will celebrate today and never understand what the real blessing of freedom is and what it takes to experience it. Today at The Church @ 434 we will celebrate our independence with a spiritual declaration of dependence…and find out what it means to be free!
The Gotta Go series has been all about moving forward in our adventure of faith. In this conclusion to the series we are reminded again of the “WHAT’S NEXT” in our lives and we can move from where we are today into where God wants us to be tomorrow.
By this point in our Gotta Go series you see the importance of moving forward and tackling the life that God has placed in front of you. As we have started to wind up the series we have been looking at some common church topics, Bible study and Prayer. In this study we dive once again into our ongoing conversation with the Creator with a look at the importance of His plan and how it works in practical ways in your life.
We are in a series where the emphasis is learning to move forward in your journey of faith. Our goal is to emerge in the future that God has for us with a vision, passion, and purpose for becoming the best version of ourselves, which is of course the person God created us to be. It will not surprise you that for this to happen in your life you are going to have to consult with the Creator. The need to connect to God is essential for all of the things we are talking about to become a reality in your life. So today, we take an honest heartfelt look at ‘the art of the prayer.” Knowing how to pray more effectively is good advice for all of us…so get ready to deepen that walk of prayer today.
When we make the choice to move forward in our journey of faith we discover a freedom and joy that we have never known before. But as we grow deeper in and closer to Jesus, there is something else that happens, we begin to change. Yes, we really do change. The process is called transformation but God gives to us His degree or His stamp of approval to start living as we take Him at His Word.