I recently taught this message at Liberty Church, in both St. Pete, Florida and various locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York. I was blown away by the response. So many people I spoke with and emailed with after let me know that they were not only encouraged, but motivated to take action- to face the giants in their lives by growing predictable in their dependence on the Presence of God and faith-filled amidst the challenges arise. If you are facing a giant of any kind- in your finances, or your health or your relationships or your career or your heart and your mind, this message is for YOU! I pray it awakens the giant-slayer within!
NEW year... NEW job... NEW neighborhood... NEW school... NEW church... NEW relationships... NEW responsibilities... NEW opportunities... NEW goals... NEW passions... NAVIGATING THE NEW is a part of life.
Stepping into the NEW can be tricky. It can be exhilarating and infuriating all at the same time. One moment you are confident your best days are ahead, the next moment you are wondering what you are doing with your life! Change can be a rollercoaster that leaves you with emotional whiplash; and it can just as easily be the soil in which seed-size faith can grow into blossoming Christ-like character and spiritual maturity.
And for those daring enough, it’s also a time to allow the Holy Spirit to shine light on the dusty and untended to places of your heart, to reveal great mysteries about both grace and truth, to speak spectacular words of life and hope and healing. Transition offers so much more than a change of pace, or a new destination. The goal of transition is never simply to resolve where you are going; it’s equally about resolving who you are becoming. Transition is the sovereignly placed space in seasons to pray honestly and vulnerably, engaging in conversations with Jesus that shape your values, your convictions, your priorities, your beliefs. In short, NAVIGATING THE NEW always has the potential to transform not just your circumstances, but your character.
Over this next few weeks, we are going to explore together what this transformation in transition looks like in our everyday, and how to gain momentum in the midst of change. As we read together, my prayer is that you personally experience Jesus’ faithfulness and goodness as you venture to move forward in faith and courage!
Included in this 7 week series: -a weekly video devotional -daily Bible reading plan -promises from God's Word to pray and meditate on