Saturday, November 04 2017
Jude 24-25, NIV
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
It’s Fall Back Sunday – don’t forget to turn the clocks back an hour.
Time isn’t the only thing that falls back. Spiritually, there will be times when we fall back in our walk with God. It is one thing to walk forward when we’re strong, focused, and life is well-balanced, but hurts, failures, and living in our past, can all work to hold us back. How can we walk forward when we have fallen back?
In the Sunday sermon series, “The Last Arrow,” Jay has been walking us down the road of moving forward into the purpose and future God has for us, and here’s what we’ve learned:
As followers of Christ, we are called to live out a destiny - to live boldly and move forward. God will empower us and give us strength. We were not made to fall back; we were made to move forward. If we want to step confidently into our future, we will have to walk away from our past. We are more than conquerors no matter the circumstance because God wants to turn difficult situations into opportunities for good.
Moving forward is living a life without regrets. It’s not the easy road, but it is the road God has laid out for us. When we take a step of faith and risk a little, God will show us more. Even when we fall back, we are loved, accepted, and pleasing to God, and He wants to use us for His glory. Let’s move forward into our destiny!
Praise Work: Take time this week to praise God for how He is working in your life. How are you moving forward into your destiny? Who is in your life that will walk with you? How can you encourage someone else to move forward?
Have a blessed week, KL