1000 Gifts: Thinking Grace 12/2/16

1000 Gifts: Thinking Grace  12/2/16

Tonight, we’ll talk about 1000 Gifts: Thinking Grace in our Devotional study by Ann VoskampOn 11/29/16, we learned about why God decided to turn His back on Israel (us). As we read it was understood that the thanklessness of God’s people was why He turned his back. We learned that God wants our thankgiving offerings today as much as he did in Adam and Eve’s time. Continue to keep your list of One Thousand Gifts (graces).  Now, let’s discuss what Ann means  when she says “Thinking Grace.” 

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1000 Gifts: Surprising Grace 11/15/16

1000 Gifts  11/15/16

Tonight we will discuss 1000 Gifts: Surprising Grace in our new Devotional study, titled One Thousand Gifts: Reflections On Finding Everyday Graces by Ann Voskamp. This is the 1st Devotion of our 60 daily readings. Last week, Ann discussed using three steps when keeping your list of One Thousand Gifts. Those steps were to: 

  1. PRAY- Use a simple prayer such as asking God to open the eyes of your heart; being led by the Holy Spirit to see these gifts.
  2. RECEIVE- Open your hand to receive the simple, daily gifts that you are shown and write them down.
  3. PRAISE- Praise God for the daily gifts that you find no matter the size or shape, hidden or obvious. 
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The Moment I Worship – Thirsty For God 6/23/16

THIRSTY FOR GOD

 Monday we discussed being Desperate For His Presence with believers across the world crying for a face-to-face experience with God as Moses had. Believers were tired of  just reading about God or talking about Him and wanted to experience Him personally. If you haven’t read Desperate For His Presence yet,  feel free to click here

 Tonight, we end this Devotion on Worshipping God with Thirsty For God. I will share about Gods omnipresence and His manifest presence and God’s visible signs of His presence as in David’s Psalm 63.
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The Moment I Worship – Desperate For His Presence 6/20/16

DESPERATE FOR HIS PRESENCE

Thursday night I shared from Chapter 10 that covered Ascending to the Throne Room. It began with a story of from John Chapter 4 with Jesus speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well and asking for a drink of water and speaks of living water and what is to come and tells her who He is. The section was too long to include, but could be found in John 4:1-26. We learned more about this Jesus, the Messiah who helps us ascend to the throne room of God.

I went on to explain that the Lord Jesus Christ replaced the Tabernacle by coming to dwell within us and made it possible for us to worship whether in Church or at home, a park, with friends, alone. wherever because He gave us the Holy Spirit to help up worship. If you haven’t read Ascending to the Throne Room yet,  feel free to click here

Tonight, we go on to discuss being Desperate For His Presence. Believers across the world are crying for a face-to-face experience with God as Moses had. We don’t want to just read about God or talk about God but we want to experience Him personally. There is a growing dissatisfaction with traditionalism within the church. Many feel like their church is playing “American Idol” with the next important person in the church and people are tiring of church being a social gathering or fashion show. They want a bonafide, true experience with God that is personal and they long for God’s Presence. Tonight, I will share about this desperate desire for God’s presence.
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