"Do not dispise the day of small beginnings". Would you rather cause the wave or ride along with the crowd? Pastor Sergei shows how much better it is to pay the price. It might be tough, and you may need to stand for months, years, decades but breakthrough will come. How much better it is to be a founder and a starter because in that is the reward and the breakthrough.
God's word does not come back void. When He speaks, it comes into being. Pastor Bob implores us not to worry or allow anxiousness to take hold of you. Worry is what troubles the mind but never takes physical form. Seek first the Kingdom of God and all else will be added to you. The promises over your life are numerous, mighty and will come to pass as you steep yourself in His presence. Choose His presence rather than spending time feeling anxious.
In the final Sunday of the year, Murray Dueck from Samuel's Mantle speaks on the Fathers desire for intmacy. Servants are cheap but friends are costly. His desire is for us to know Him and to know His rest. When things take a turn for the worst, Murray encourages us to watch our heart to make sure it is not getting hard. A soft and open heart can receive more than one that is turned inward, calloused and closed. Our Father just wants to be with us. Open up your heart and rest in His intimacy.