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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
I currently serve as Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Knoxville, Tn. I was sent out from Trinity Chapel of Knoxville in 1993 accompanied by my wife Sheila our four children Sarah, Hannah, Josiah & Isaac and a handful of bold, brave and committed believers determined to plant our first church. Pioneering is hard work but well worth the journey. That is why we desire to make disciples of Christ who will, like us, also embrace the call to plant churches.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Luxurious Living Part Four

What exactly does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God?

It means give your entire attention to what God is doing right now and refuse being distracted by how to scheme a plan about tomorrow. Cease trying to work out your own future and put your destiny in His hands. Learn of Him and He’ll lead you.

Learn to enjoy and appreciate the simple things. Know who your source is and invest your trust in Him.

Psalms 20:5 We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. 6 ¶ Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright. 9 Save, LORD! May the King answer us when we call.

We can put all our hope in God! We can walk with Jesus in the midst of hard times and changes that seem to be going in the wrong direction, and still be at rest.

Luxury of life requires coming to Him!

Sitting around and insisting He come visit you wherever you are at will not cut it. He is worth the seeking.

Have you left all to Come to Jesus?

Are you growing weary of trying to find an escape in your own strength?

It is time to look to the hill from whence cometh your help!

Your real help comes from the Lord the maker of Heaven and earth! Look unto Him and be ye saved!

God is seeking to encourage His people in this hour and breathe fresh hope into our lives.

Come to Jesus and learn of Him for He is meek and lowly of heart and you will find rest for your souls.

Let Him give you true luxurious living.

Let the rhythms of His grace fill your heart and life so that you can walk in the joy that He gives in the journey.

He never promised to remove the hard times altogether, but He did promise to walk with us through them and enable us to find grace to help in our time of need.

He still enables His saints to walk in the joy of His salvation.

2Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Will you come to Him for what you need?

Are you tired, are you worn out? Are you bored with religion?

Come to Him. He will not reject you.

John 6:37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

Have you been living in sin?

Come to Him. He will forgive.

Jesus is the only answer and the only source of life there is. He is meek and lowly of heart not loud and obnoxious. He will not blast you and beat you, He will receive you.

Come to Him and find rest for your soul.