Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Perfect Gifts; Flawed Vessels part 1” #InterruptSeries

We all have a mode we get into when we are trying to accomplish something. You may put earbuds in to drown out noise. Maybe you find a place of solitude away from people and distractions. It is all about positioning yourself to be productive without anything or anyone interfering with your goals or train of thought. But I often wonder if we do that with God.

Without even thinking, we can get into a “mode” of life that we don’t wander from. There’s the weekly schedule, the daily grind, the monotony of a schedule, and the weight of responsibilities.  We can get so regimented in life we lose our sensitivity to where the Lord is leading us.

As a church community, we are embarking into a six-week series with one goal and one prayer encapsulated in one word: Interruption.

Interrupt our status quo.
Interrupt our bias of what we think of the Holy Spirit.
Interrupt our hate (of ourselves and others).
Interrupt our plans.
Interrupt the things we feel captive to.

Holy Spirit, interrupt us and show us Your glory.  

Check out the service yesterday from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Jesus doesn’t just TELL us what to do. He SHOWS us.
  • The Holy Spirit doesn’t make you better than anybody else; He makes you better than yourself.
  • The Holy Spirit is not an experience to be had but a person to have a relationship with.
  • We need to chase the resource not the revelation.
  • Somebody else’s faith is on the other side of your obedience to the Spirit of God.

Holy Spirit, this is my testimony: You have changed me. You have made me new. You righted my life. And today, I go after You and seek You with everything I’ve got. Whatever it takes, Lord, fill me with the Holy Spirit. Grow maturity in my life with the fruit of the Spirit and minister through me with the gifts of your Holy Spirit.
Empower my life for Your honor and for Your glory.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: Here’s a song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #Empowered week 2 “Break the Fourth Wall”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.

We continued our current series in our Kfirst community that focuses on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. And our focus turned to Acts 3:1-10 as we desired to “Break the Fourth Wall.”  (Click here for yesterday’s notes.)

The “Fourth Wall” in both theater and literature, was the invisible wall that separated the cast from the audience. It was a way to pay attention to your current cast and storyline while tuning out the audience the audience in front of you. The challenge from Sunday was to NOT live life with ANY wall/separation between you and the Holy Spirit. We believe God wants to empower the ordinary opportunities of our lives to create extraordinary moments.

We looked at 2 of the attributes of God’s presence:

  1. The omnipresence of God.
    • Where you are, there He is.
  2. The manifest presence of God.
    • The demonstration of God coming closer in, through, and upon us.

In Acts 3, we see Peter and John stepping out in the “manifest” presence of God and healing a man lame in both feet. How did they move in the power of God? It’s as simple as posturing their lives to engage in the presence of God. We identified three simple ways to do this on an every day basis:

  • Actively bring our lives under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Consistently deposit the word of God into our lives.
  • Frequently spend time in His presence.

This week, would you purpose to take time each day to posture yourself in the presence and allow the manifest presence of God to fill you. And as He fills you, step out in obedience and allow him to do the extraordinary through you.

BTW: Here’s the song we’ve introduced during the series!

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 18

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos. This month we are in our Annual Marriage Series at Kalamazoo First Assembly of God and we’re going through devotions for couples. Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.