We hope you’ve had a great week and enjoyed being back in Connect Group last weekend. If you missed out, don’t worry! You can jump in this week, and we will be having Connect Groups up until the end of November so we would love to see you in a group.
This past week in my Connect Group we were talking about the unshakable things in our lives from God.
Hebrews 12:26-29 (GNT)
26 His voice shook the earth at that time, but now he has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven as well.” 27 The words “once more” plainly show that the created things will be shaken and removed, so that the things that cannot be shaken will remain.
28 Let us be thankful, then, because we receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Let us be grateful and worship God in a way that will please him, with reverence and awe; 29 because our God is indeed a destroying fire.
We all go through tough times where our lives get shaken up, everyone definitely has over this past year and a half of the pandemic to some degree at least. But as my group looked back over this time we could clearly see what was unshakable from God in our lives that got us through those situations when other things that were important to us got shaken off. Some people talked about God’s peace; God’s faithfulness; God’s love and care as a father; some people even talked about joy from God when there were many reasons to stay stuck in sadness and negativity.
God’s kingdom is full of unshakables, so it’s important we are living and building on these unshakables. We can be shaken, but these will remain.
How do we grow and build on the unshakables? By creating daily and weekly habits that grow our relationship with God (not just our knowledge of Him).
-Reading the bible, what God says, and writing down what God says to us. When we get shaken, we can always come back to these words.
-Praying. Turning thoughts and worries into prayer and asking God to be with us in these situations. God also wants to speak and respond to us, be ready and have an open heart for Him to respond.
-Connecting with the church. Often when we get shaken our response can be to back away by ourselves, but we aren’t meant to follow Jesus on our own. Make the time to join a service on Sunday. Be part of a Connect Group where you can be encouraged and also encourage others every week. It’s not all about what you get out of it, when you give you receive so much more – the whole church is blessed!
Let’s keep creating these habits to build our lives on the unshakables of God.
Fletcher & Yuumi