Thursday, June 01, 2006

Blessed by God Through Others

As I mentioned in my previous post, we are now attending Highland Oaks Church of Christ. We started our Summer Series last night and Chris Seidman from the Farmers Branch Church of Christ was the kick off speaker. I'm know I'm a little late on the draw on this one, but that was the first time I had ever heard him speak. WOW!! He said some powerful things that have really gotten me thinking about the way I am living for Christ. I'd like to share a couple of his thoughts with you.

He said, "The degree to which you experience the promises, is directly related to the degree in which you step out on the premises. In order to experience the promises you have to 1st step on the premises." That's a lot to put your mind around and I won't even try to go into his specific details, (I could never do them justice), but I think it is so true in our lives. He even commented that we all want to accept God’s promises, but some of us don’t even want to step on the premises!

He used the text from Joshua 3 where it talks about them crossing the Jordan. It wasn’t like when Moses crossed the Red Sea and the waters parted while they all watched, the water stopped flowing when they set foot in the Jordan. He also spoke about Joshua 1, where it says that God will give you every place you set your foot.

There are so many things out there that God is just waiting to give us, but we don't have enough initiative, maybe faith... to just step out on the premises and allow God to bless us with all of His promises. Chris Seidman's lesson really got me thinking about where I set my feet. If God is going to give me every place I set my feet, I better make sure they are setting on the right places!

I love the way that God's word is new every day. No matter how many times you read something from God's word, there is always something new to learn. I am so thankful for the way God blesses men like Chris Seidman and our minister Tim Spivey who study His word and blesses them with the ability to share those insights with others. They are both very young men and God has given them an incredible talent to teach and share with others.

I pray that the premises on which I set my feet are worthy of the promises that God is waiting to bless me with.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I have high regards for a lot of families at Highland Oaks. Glad you are there! Love Chris Seidman, very faith provoking speaker!