How do you see yourself, really? A woman approached me after week 1 of our series, "Identity Theft", to let me know that for the longest time, she introduced herself as an addict. But God has changed that. Here's what she writes.
"I'm a display of His splendor and a testament to His good work". Sometimes I have a hard time getting that down the 18 inch mile, from my head to my heart.
Hard sometimes to grasp the reality that He loves me unconditionally, I never knew what that word meant, but every day He shows me, and for that I am thankful! I'm also grateful He has such great patience, and keeps His Word/Promises. He is persistent and never gives up, Praise Him!
God IS good all the time; All the time God is good. I'm proud to be "a display of His splendor and a testament to His good work".
I am still a work in progress and am glad that He's not done with me yet, Wow... "I can only imagine"
I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I do know who holds my tomorrow.
Gratefully His, Gail
As part of our series, “Identity Theft”, we are encouraging our church family to read the amazing letter to the Ephesians. A wonderful member of the KGF church family came up to me after the service to share her own experience of memorizing this very letter, and how it has impacted her life. I asked her to write a few reflections here. Pastor Mike
I started memorizing when I was very young. I would fall in love with a particular scripture, and before long would have it committed to memory. I loved the poetry, and the power of truth in verses like Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.”
The scriptures have been the anchor of my life. The Psalms tell us to meditate on God’s Word, and to hide God’s Word in our hearts “that we might not sin against Him”. Jesus overcame temptation and defeated Satan with the words “It is written”. It is amazing how many time memorized scriptures have helped me overcome difficult situations and make good decisions. Also my memory bank has been invaluable at times when I’ve needed answers to the questions of international students, and others seeking truth.
As our church family continues to grow, we are needing to make each space multi-functional. What that means for right now is our Elementary age kids are using half of the gym space during the 9am service. Our coffee connection will continue, but we’re asking people to enter the gym through the door by the staff offices / kitchen hallway. The temporary wall divider will be removed after the service so our family can use the full space for connecting. Thanks for your understanding in this! We love the fact God is bringing us so many young families and kids.
You’re not going to want to miss this Sunday September 15th as we launch a brand new 4-part series, “Identity Theft”.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in North America, impacting millions of people and costing billions of dollars.
But we believe “spiritual identity theft” is even more dangerous. Our true identities as sons and daughters of God have been stolen, or perhaps never fully embraced. And the truth is, you will never know “who” you are until you realize “who’s” you are.
Excited for what God has in store through this series! All messages will be posted on our website here