Weekly Wrap Up

book of the week

‘The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness’ is a short book written by Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Tim is a NY Times best selling author. This is one of the most explosive and helpful little pocket rockets I have ever read. It’s in my Top 10 and I encourage you to get a hold of it.

quote of the week

‘Humility isn’t thinking more of myself or less of myself but thinking of myself less.’

Tim Keller

moment of the week

I received a very timely and powerful prophetic word from a respected prophetic ministry here in Australia. Prophecy encourages, affirms, clarifies and edifies.

news of the week

I heard recently of a fantastic church in Adelaide (Edge) baptizing nearly 100 people in a single service. Awesome news.

Grace!

Waiting on the Lord!

Radical faith is developed by waiting on God… Waiting on God literally means to wait on him.

Waiting on God isn’t about just waiting on him for guidance or direction but waiting on him to cultivate our relationship with him. It’s out of a right relationship with God that guidance will flow. Waiting is a relational activity.

If we don’t plan to worship, we wont do it. If we don’t set aside time to sit in the presence of God, we’ll never get around to it. We’re so busy working through the issues of everyday life that we have completely forgotten how to interact with the very source of it all. This is the currency that our lives run on. Time is precious and to spend time with someone shows them how much we love them.

Waiting on God cultivates anticipation in our hearts for what God is going to do next in our lives. It’s not our job to seek God’s will. It’s our joy to seek his face. Relationship is the key to out working all that is in God’s heart for our lives both in the present and in the future.

Psalm 37:34 says, “Wait for the Lord and keep his way and he will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.”

We don’t have to worry about our future, destiny or identity because God has got all of that covered. All of these things are simply added to us while we bask in his presence. The plans he has for us unfold in his heart. Once we ensure that we are in his presence and ready to receive them, they will surely flow to us. We may stumble at times but God holds our hand. Relationship belongs to us, but guidance is His alone.

Insight!