I hope you will come and join us next Monday morning at 8:45 am EST at the Christ Fellowship Online Campus for a minimum of 15 minutes with a maximum benefit for your week! We are Monday Morning Manna Munch and we enjoy sharing a bite of scripture and building a caring community online. Digging Deeper in relationship and the Word together!
Monday Morning Manna Munch! I invite you to join us. It is really easy you click here on this link: http://campus.316networks.com/christ-fellowship Look down to your far left you will see CHAT, you click on that and it brings you to a sign in. You can sign in with your Twitter Account or Your Facebook Account. If you don't either, click on the Chatroll give yourself a name and a password and wella… start typing in the chat, learning and growing together with the Family of God!
This is what a typical Monday Manna Munch Chat Looks Like! Only There Is Nothing Too Typical When The Holy Spirit Is Involved! LOL!!!
Monday Manna Munch!
Welcome! Monday Manna Munch Is For Our Nourishment –AND- For Us To Use To Encourage Sharing And Caring For Each Other!
Let's Share Together! Everyone type into the chat what comes in your heart after you read the scripture I post.
Let's get an atmosphere of encouragement going-growing-giving in the online campus living room!
We Are Chatting About "Rejoicing"!
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice
Rejoice! Again I Say Rejoice! Twice It Was Said! Why? Why is it important for us to rejoice? Rejoice in all things?
It Takes Our Focus Off Ourselves, Puts It On God!
It Stirs Up Our Hope In God – Puts Our Expectations In The Right Place- Not In Us, But In Him
What is the amazing "key" to rejoicing in all things found in this scripture?
We Belong To God! This Is A Key Truth To Cling To - To Dig Our Roots Deeply In!
We belong to God! The ONE Who is in control of all of this! The ONE Who has got this!
Where is our focus? On Us Or On God?
Our present may not look the way we think it should, but we have an amazing future in God.
Things may not be the way you "think" they should be working out in your life, BUT GOD's Purposes are in play and all will "eventually be "Kingdom Good"
Don't Worry! Worry Trumps Our Rejoicing With A Weight That Crushes The Joy In Our Spirit!
I also think worry focuses us on ourselves, we get out of alignment with God's hope
There is a sweet, sweet promise of God for us Who rejoice!
Philippians 4: 7 Then God's peace will watch over your hearts and your minds because you belong to Christ Jesus.
Think About What Your Desert Ground Is Right Now… Then Think On This! Selah
The Lord Will Set His People Free
1 The desert and the dry ground will be glad.
The dry places will be full of joy.
Flowers will grow there.
Like the first crocus in the spring,
Have you ever been a desert or a dry ground and it seemed more than what you could bear? Were you glad? Were you full of joy? How did you get that way?
Took my focus off the hot sand, put it on my promised future in the Kingdom of God
Parched my thirst with God's Living Word
Praise! Praise lifts my eyesight off the forever desert unto the God of HOPE
2 the desert will bloom with flowers.
It will be very glad and shout with joy.
The glorious beauty of Lebanon will be given to it.
It will be as beautiful as the rich lands
of Carmel and Sharon.
How does rejoicing in our hard times benefit God and His Kingdom
My hard times, the things I am "growing through" in my personal desert are God's purposes at work in me, purposely He is trying to bloom me in the desert so others can be blessed, be drawn to HIM
Everyone will see the glory of the Lord. They will see the beauty of our God.
When we rejoice, when the joy of the Lord is all over our lives, we strengthen others!
3 Strengthen the hands of those who are weak.
Help those whose knees give way.
Our lives are so much more beautiful and attractive if we are rejoicing at all times... I truly believe this
How Is This A Picture Of Rejoicing And How Can We Learn From It How To Rejoice?
1 Chronicles 16:7-9
8 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
I can just imagine standing in a desert and singing to God and praising HIM; what a picture that would be to others standing in the same desert, suffering from the heat and lack of water!!
Taking all our negative thoughts that come out of our deserts and flipping them to praise!
Praise! Thanksgiving! Gratefulness! These All Stir Up Our Rejoicing! Strengthen Our Joy! Bring Us Relief In Our Deserts!
Share This Song This Week With Someone! Encourage them to have joy in their desert! Rejoice In God! Praise Him! Declare His Promises With Someone!
Desert Song By Brook Fraser
Bring Someone With You Next Week To Monday Morning Manna Munch! Let's Form A Community Of Caring Here On The Online Campus Of Christ Fellowship Church!
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7 You are my hiding place. You will keep me safe from trouble. You will surround me with songs sung by those who praise you because you save your people.
Have A Great Week And Remember:
Join Us For Monday Morning Manna Munch Starting At 8:45 am at the Christ Fellowship Online Campus Here: http://campus.316networks.com/christ-fellowship