Completion – “Assess where you are, align with God’s word, and activate God’s plan.”
Scripture: Nehemiah 6:15-19
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Amazing, absolutely incredible! Have you ever witnessed the completion of a vision after years and even decades of hard work, sacrifice and pain? There is nothing quite like it. I’ll never forget the first worship service in our new worship center at New Hope Church in Bend, Oregon where I served for 8 years. I’ll never forget when I stood 7 years ago at our mother church, Princeton Alliance Church, and we successfully paid off our mortgage. What will the future hold for 217church? I’m praying for surprise. I’m praying for an absolutely exhilarating act of God to show his favor to us in our community! He will complete this work. He will return for His bride the church! I can’t wait!
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Nehemiah records his great sacrifice for the people and the vision to rebuild the wall. His eyes were not on the present gain but on the future well being of the people. Our sacrifice now means significance in eternity. In Luke 12 Jesus tells the story of someone who thinks he is well prepared for his future and his secure in his finances, but he neglects the most important thing, the health of his own soul. To have a healthy soul we must be intentional givers. We all find ourselves at one of five stages: We have never made a gift, are an occasional giver, a proportionate giver, a tither, or an extravagant giver.
Our Journal Process:
- S – Scripture – Follow Through the book of Nehemiah with our Relaunch Field Guide. You can Download it here Choose a specific scripture passage then write a phrase or verse that jumps out at you. Youversion.com has incredible resources and reading plans.
- O – Observation – Write your thoughts. What do you think God is saying to you in this Scripture? What do you think it means?
- A – Application – This is where you make personalized action steps to what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life.
- P – Prayer – This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this Scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Who comes to mind that you need to pray for? Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say first.
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