INTERRUPTED (Episode 3)
CONVERSATION FOR JULY 2017: INTERRUPTED Interruptions change the flow of life, requiring energy and time. It’s difficult, if, not impossible to balance interruptions. Sometimes interruptions are so stinking big that nothing on the list compares or seems to matter. The thing is . . . some interruptions are deeply disturbing . . . while others are AMAZING. There’s an element of insanity to the way interruptions abruptly change everything. The pressure of it all worsens when the guilt of not completing the list comes knocking on the door. So here’s the thing . . . Interruptions require grace as much for ourselves as others. Most interruptions require us to simplify and take something off the list. Some interruptions require an overhaul of life. Because. Life is not about doing it all. It’s beyond unreasonable to think and do otherwise. While there’s a long list of ways to respond rather than to react when interruptions enter in, remember this today: Be confident God will use the interruption in the most creative ways to bring good from it. This truth is not just a greeting-card-good-luck-charm–this is to be underlined deep in the soul: We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan (Romans 8:28, Voice).
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Life can be different. Often.
There’s good and hard different. The thing is . . . we’re called to DIFFERENT . . . to BE DIFFERENT and to DO DIFFERENT when we choose to live the with-God life.
When the choice is made to live the with-God life, there’s an assurance life will be in the realm of God’s GOOD, even when it’s interrupted with a hot-mess.
When life is interrupted and you realize nothing will ever be the same: _____________________ _____________________.
KEY GOD-WORD for the INTERRUPTED series:
To find God’s GOOD in an interruption go to the i____________________ and ______________________________________________________.
Be present in the _____________________ rather than in the i____________________.
Exodus 14:13 Don’t be afraid! Stand your ground and witness how the Eternal will rescue you today. Take a good look at the Egyptians, for after today you will never see them again. 14 The Eternal will fight on your behalf while you watch in silence (Voice).
Be a_____________________ for _____________________ . P_____________________ about _____________________.
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The key to the meaning of life is living in a relationship with God and one another.
The key to living the best life is to be equipped to respond.
The key to living with purpose is to reach out to others, doing what matters, and making a difference.
It’s THE RED DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH mission:
UNITE, EQUIP, and UNLEASH in Christ.
UNITE with God and one another. (Relationship)
EQUIP each person to live the best life. (Response)
UNLEASH the church to impact the world. (Reach)
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