[Greg Miller, Associate Pastor :: March 25, 2012]
This staff, pastors and elders are passionately seeking the Lord and His will. We are growing and evolving.
You can feel the atmosphere changing and the energy growing to see God move in a mighty way.
The body of Christ should be like kudzu. Growing. Taking over. Consuming an entire area.
We’ve all been convicted and had the mountain-top experiences but then we lose that momentum when we hit the wall. We let life get in the way. We let our insecurities twist our perspective. We perpetually undershoot the will of God in our lives.
Jesus asks Peter, “do you love me?”
Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. (John 21:6 NLT)
You’re gonna tell me that even though we’ve been throwing our nets out on the eastside, now God is telling us to throw our nets out just down the road on the southside in the Jackson Lake area..then down the street..and again a little further down the road. That’s gonna take trust in God that He’s pointing us in the right direction.
In order to do great things for God..we will need to humble ourselves before Him and recognize His awesome power and holiness.
Can we say everyday that we belong to Him?
When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn. “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. (John 21:9-13 NLT)
Are we willing and ready to experience God?
Are we hungry to sit at His feet and hear His voice?
After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. (John 21:15 NLT)
Jesus is telling Peter to be like him. To do the things Jesus was doing. To follow him. Make the choices That Jesus would make.
Be like him, be with him, and be for him.
God is calling us to do great things for him.
Will we take ownership of our faith?