Thursday, January 29, 2015

Airplane Mode

I was flying back from the first National One Day training in Sacramento, CA yesterday and the flight attendant got on the intercom to give the familiar message to all the passengers. She said, "At this time, please turn your phones to airplane mode so as to not create interference with flight communication."

I got to thinking about this as a practice in our daily walk. Do we make time in our daily time with God to put our life, daily planners, meeting agendas, to-do lists and busy life on airplane mode, so-to-speak? All those things create interference and daily flight with the Father's strength.  Do you realize that if we gave just 15 minutes of our day to God in "airplane mode" (non-interference to our communication to our Father) that would be just 1% of our day?  

Life can be so crazy and God wants to be a part of our whole day but having those times of uninterrupted, phone silenced, computer logged off time with our Father is so critical get us centered and flying in ministry the way He intended us to.  Principle 7: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible readings and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

A daily time of "airplane mode" time with the Father helps us know His will and gain power to follow His will. How is your "airplane mode" time these days?

What would happen if all our church leaders, ministry leaders and followers of Christ gave just 1% of our day to Him?  

Have a blessed week friend. God bless you.

Rodney Holmstrom

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Miracles thru Celebrate Recovery

“Don’t quit before your miracle happens!”  That is something we say often around here at Celebrate Recovery and I love it.
It’s interesting how we can overlook the miracles in our life and recovery. The miracle for you tonight could be just getting here to CR.
Yes, our life is made up of many little miracles in this process that gives us our miracle we've been waiting for.
That miracle could be sobriety from some sort of substance, internet addictions of all sorts, relationship issues, maybe unhealthy and destructive anger, depression. Or maybe it’s just getting unstuck from our mess and learning the process of moving forward.
Whatever it is, don’t discount the biggest miracle, the miracle of learning how to apply God’s principles of CR to “ALL our affairs” and not just those that brought us into recovery.
Many people, in fact, an estimated 2 million plus people have gone through Celebrate Recovery worldwide.  Many miracles happening right before our eyes.
Maybe you could be the next. Maybe the one you invite into this process could be the next to experience their own miracle toward healthy living in all their affairs.
Come see us tonight and give that brother or sister a call that God has been putting on your heart lately.
A great testimony, great worship, small groups that strengthen us and wonderful fellowship.
6pm Celebrate Recovery @ Fellowship Bible

Rodney Holmstrom

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