Mark 9:23

Our theme for 2017 is “Believe – If you can believe all things are possible to him who believes”. What if you knew that there was a moment coming, a divine moment, where God would meet you in such a way that nothing would be the same again? What if there was a moment, a defining moment, where the choices you made determined the course and momentum of your future? How would you treat that moment? How would you prepare for it? How would you identify it?

Moments are as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sands in the sea, and any of them could prove to be your most significant divine moment. At times, they may seem too mundane, but below the surface, there could be a miracle wrapped in the moment. I believe that this is your moment. It’s a moment of decision. It’s a moment of destiny.

How do you get from where you are to where you want to be?

1. Believe That God Can Do More Than You Imagine. If you want to embrace the future, then you must believe. Have faith. Jesus taught his disciples this principle in Mark 9:23….”Everything is possible for him who believes.” He understood the power of faith. When we believe, our impossibilities become possible. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to God’s active power in our lives. Faith is the power in the moment. What is faith? Faith is believing that God can do more than you imagine. Eph. 3:20 All of us have been given a measure of faith. It is our responsibility to use it. What are you doing with the faith that you have been given?

2. Believe That You Cannot Change The Past, So Change The Future. There comes a point in time where you have to move on. To relive the past is to relinquish the future. When you choose to remain stuck in a moment, you become incapable of seizing the future that God has planned for you. Isaiah 43:18-19 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing!. Stop living in fear of what might happen. Bad things happen and at times you are the victim of circumstance. Grieve over your loss. Acknowledge the pain and take the next step.

3. You Cannot Follow God In Neutral. Take the initiative. God has created you to do something. Stop looking backward, and dare to look forward. God has an adventure waiting for you, an opportunity for you to explore, but you have to take the next step. When you examine all of the lives of people who make a difference in this world, people who live life rather than simply watch it, they have one common characteristic: they do something. They don’t just watch; they don’t just think about it; they act. If you are going to seize this moment, then take the initiative.