Friday, August 5, 2011

More In You

I've been getting ready to preach this Sunday by living the sermon.  There's been some challenges in doing so.  It's not always easy. The thing is . . . preachers will tell you . . an authentic message has to be lived out.  When you get down to it, how we live is the message that speaks. God works through all of us in an unique and individual way, to say something through our lives.  There are many facets to our narrative, that are touched by the presence and power of God.
It's incredible to think that part of the story of God comes together in and through our own life.  But.  We have the choice of whether or not we will live the story--one of relationship with God--which brings hope to the world.  
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me (John 15: 4, NLT).

God is always ready to do something in our life, when we remain in Christ.  Our greatest limitation to what God will do is our will.  In fact, God will do more than what we could ever think, ask, or imagine.  God wants to give us more faith, more hope, more love, more grace, more strength, more courage, more of everything and anything that will make us more like Christ.   God is the God of more.

Let God do something more in you.
Be willing to go where no one can go except in Christ.
Live out the message God will speak through you . . . the message of more . . . in Christ.

 Learning to Kickstart the day living with more,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)