When Better Feels Backwards

I can already tell this week’s message is going to be spot on.  You do not want to miss this!

We began worship with Elevation Worship’s very own “Echo“, followed by a brand-new song of theirs, “My Testimony”, and their song “Authority”, finishing with one of my absolute favorites, “Hallelujah Here Below“.

Pastor Steven was in the house this week; my notes on his message read:

  • Hebrews 6:9
  • Sometimes in order to get to better you have to go through backwards.
  • Sometimes we go back because we think it makes more sense than what is actually better.
  • Sometimes we have to be comfortable accepting that loss is the way to gain.  Sometimes the most painful moments are the most purposeful.
  • I need to not compare myself with people who aren’t the standard anyway.
  • What if “better” is not always higher–what if it’s deeper? What if it’s not a feeling, but a foundation?
  • What if “better” is not always what God is doing for you but what He’s doing through you?
  • What if better is right in front of us but we don’t recognize it so we don’t receive it?
  • The only standard worthy of your comparison is of Christ in you, the hope of glory.
  • Don’t let the quest for better in your life make you miss the grace of God that is already present.
  • Hebrews 1:1-4


You can watch the message here:


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