Wild Goose Chase // Cage of Routine
[Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, ECC Covington Campus]
Routines become cages when:
- Done out of obligation instead of anticipation.
- We lose sight of the miraculous.
- The routine becomes routine.
Routines can become catastrophic when we become comfortable.
We un-cage our routines by:
- Living with holy anticipation.
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. (Psalm 130:1-6 NIV)
As sure as the sun is gonna rise tomorrow, The Lord is going to show up in your life. And He will show up because He is faithful, not because we are faithful.
- Change of place or change of pace.
The Holy Spirit's leading is greater than man's best plans.
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (Exodus 3:1 NIV)
- Create tangible reminders.
“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5 NIV)
- Read a new translation of the Bible.
- Do a fast.
- Keep a journal.
- Go on a retreat.
- Serve on a mission trip.
- Plug into a Growth Group or Step Study.
- Memorize Scripture.
- Share your testimony.
- Watch “Forgotten God” series on Right Now Media (rightNow.org)