Dear Family and Friends of Life Connection Church,

It is a human fact.  No one likes change.  But…..I am not surprised….LCCers do change well.  Even though last Saturday night was right smack in the middle of a holiday weekend the LCC family worked well together to make our first night at the Shady Grove campus a success.  We even had some folk rush home from an out of town event to be at our first Saturday night service.  I love God’s people at LCC.  I am blessed to be your pastor.  And God is so good.  He met there with us as we knew He would and we worshiped Him, learned from His Word, and had our first of the month Lord’s Supper together.  We are the Body of Christ and wherever and whenever we meet the Spirit of God is present.  Thank you Jesus for indwelling in the hearts of Your people.

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”  Gal 4:6

Thanks again to Pastor Bill Weaver and our brothers and sisters in Christ at Shady Grove for making us feel welcome and inviting us to share communion and a picnic with them on Sunday night.  It was a good time to get to know each other and we look forward to serving along side them and being God’s love with skin to our community.

We have some new volunteer opportunities at our new meeting place.  We have a certain amount of set up and take down at Shady Grove.  We would like to have three different teams to rotate and share the load of getting to church early on Saturday for set up and staying after to take down and leave the building as good as we found it.  This is a great opportunity for a husband and wife or parent and teen to serve together and it is very important to the success of our Worship services.  If you would like to serve on one of these teams or would like some more info, please email me back.  You will be working with our coordinator James Cates and the rest of the worship service team.

I am looking forward to this Saturday’s teaching.  As we prayed and looked, and looked and prayed where God would have us go after finishing our time at the Glade Road campus, it got a little stressed at times.  I wanted us to make a wise decision and most importantly for us to be in God’s will.  If you have been following God for any time at all you know what I am talking about.  We want so bad for God to write something on the wall or to talk to us through a burning bush. 

But here is the deal…..God does not usually work that way.  If He did, it would not take faith to live a Christian life.  If God wrote everything on the wall or talked to you in His God voice in your sleep, if God took the unknown out of the future, we would never live a life of faith.  We would just sit around and wait for the next command.

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.  Heb 11:8

Abraham knew he was called to go somewhere, but he had to walk forward in faith to find out where he was going.  I have known too many Christians in the past who are stuck where they are because they are waiting for clear instructions from God.  Many Christians think that faith is waiting to hear from God, where to go to school, who to marry, when to have kids, what job to take, where to live and just about any other step they take.  Many people use waiting on God as an excuse for inaction.  Seeking God’s will is important.  And praying about everything is important.  But…..To get the most out of your faith we have to take steps forward, with faith that God is going to guide our steps and use whatever happens on the journey to prepare us for wherever He is going to take us.

The apostle Paul was a very faithful servant of God.  As you study Paul’s missionary journeys you realize that God guided him in a more pinball like fashion than grabbing him by the reins. 

How about you…..Are you in an inactive state waiting for directions from God or are you moving forward?

This Saturday night at 6:00pm:  JUST DO SOMETHING

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