Welcome back to another week of church at home! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sane during this time of quarantine!
Worship began this week with Jon Sal reading us Psalm 30:2-4 in the Message Translation.
“God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank Him to His face!”
Pastor Steven got up to preach another message that left me with a bajillion notes! (the best kind)
- The world can’t take away what it didn’t give. I’ve still got joy.
- God can do the most when you see the least.
- 2 Kings 6:15-17
- Open my eyes that I may see.
- Sometimes what I don’t do is even more important than what I do in a season of uncertainty.
- To have flesh means to feel fear.
- First, we have to decide what we won’t do.
- I won’t lash out to the people closest to me because of the fear that I feel outside of me.
- I won’t make up stories in my mind.
- What I won’t do is spend time in the hypothetical; I’ll spend time in the hiding place.
- I won’t be afraid.
- I won’t compare what someone else is going through with what I’m going through.
- I’m not going to try to be God.
- What I won’t do in this situation is just as important as what I will do.
- I may feel fear, but I won’t live in it.
- I’m still scared, but it doesn’t have to stop me.
- I won’t stop worshipping. I won’t stop praising.
- My peace was purchased with the blood of Christ; it’s too expensive for me to give away.
- I might be scared but I’m still gonna stand on the word of the Lord.
- Sometimes what we can’t see is more important than what we can see.
- What we’re fighting that we can see must first be approached at the level that we can’t see.
- Sometimes faith changes the situation; sometimes faith changes the way you see the situation.
- We get to prove that what God showed us in the light is present in the darkness.
- The only limitation to what God could provide [to the woman in 2 Kings] was her capacity to receive it.
- You can’t be strategic when you’re scared.
- The servant was asking “what do I do?” and God’s answer was “what do you see?”.
- If the enemy can keep you from seeing the advantage and opportunities, something very small can block out Something much bigger.
- 1 Kings 19:2
- There are certain things that the devil can’t do to you, but he can get you to believe that he can do them, and be afraid of them.
- Since Jezebel couldn’t kill him, all she could do was convince him [that she could kill/hurt him].
- God’s call is bigger than any crisis.
- Why would I let something small block out something big?
- There is something bigger on the other side of this.
- There’s a fine line between aware and afraid.
- A lot of us get into a state of fear because it feels more familiar to us than a state of faith.
- Miracle math: There’s more with us than with them.
- When Elisha prayed, help did not come. Help was already there. The Lord only had to show him what was already there.
- We need to pray for perspective. What is invisible is more valuable than what is visible.
- God did not answer Elisha’s prayer by eliminating the enemy, but by illuminating His presence.
- The only way to stop being afraid is to change what we’re focusing on.
- The math goes like this: us + God > anything I might face.
- We’ve got more reasons to trust God than reasons to doubt Him.
- We’ve got more victories behind us than things to fear in front of us.
- You might be scared, but that doesn’t stop the presence of the Lord.
- God is doing the most when we feel it the least.
- You’re not alone.
- God is with you.
If you want to watch the message that all these notes came from, you can find it here: