We are gearing up for a series called, "One Month To Live," at the end of next month. I'm pretty excited about the effect that I believe it will have on our church family and on those who will be visiting during that time. As I've been thinking about the series, I've had some interesting things happen this week. First, I was talking with my 8 year old daughter about an American Girl book that she borrowed from a friend and was reading. The book teaches girls about their developmental stages during the pre-teen years. My daughter was explaining things to me that we did not even want to think about discussing with her yet. My wife and I are still shell-shocked. The only period that I want my daughter learning about is the one that goes at the end of a sentence! Time flies, I was rocking her to sleep in my arms just yesterday and now she's learning about growing up. The second memorable event that happened this week is that I had the chance to sit down with a very nice lady that was told just days ago that she has one month to live. She was diagnosed with cancer and we are believing God for a miracle for her. Whether it's at the beginning of your life or near the end, it seems like life goes so fast. It challenged me to live with more intentionality and to ask myself, "time flies, do you know where yours is going?"
Today I read a great devotional from Joel Osteen Ministries that I thought would be an encouragement to you. To often we settle for mediocrity & second best in our lives. Many times I trust God for so little when He really wants to bless me big! I want to challenge you today to remember that God can do more in & through your life than what your currently believing for! Take a step & believe big today! TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever" (Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJ) TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria God wants to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can ever ask, think, or imagine. In another place, it says that no person has ever seen, heard, or even imagined the wonderful things that God has in store for those who love the Lord. But notice that it's acco