All In

Beginning Tuesday evening (New Year’s Eve), I invite you to experience the kind of life God created you to live. Your heart longs for more than an hour of worship each week and a few minutes of devotional reading in the morning.

The Christian faith is not boring, mundane, or safe. It is the greatest adventure any human being can ever experience. It demands all you have and are, and then it demands more.

Over the next four Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm you will be challenged to take steps, engage in actions, and follow Jesus in ways you may have never dreamed before. If you are willing to try, God will show up and infuse you with the courage and power you need to begin a new chapter of life and faith – a great way to start the new year!

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The following is a manifesto that will give you a picture of where God wants to take you. Read it slowly. Read it carefully. Read it with a heart that is willing to go all in and all out for God!

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.
Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes.
Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out. Quit holding back.
Push all of your chips to the middle of the table.
It’s time to ante up all of your faith.
It’s time to go all in.
It’s time to go all out.

Join me New Year’s Eve at 7pm. It will only be an hour and then you can go join others for their celebration of the New Year. But first, come see what God has in mind for you for the coming year. God doesn’t disappoint.

~ Pastor Jennifer