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Brainstorming significant tips and topics are one of our favorite pastimes. Sometimes we feel as though we talk about certain subjects too often, but as we near the close of 2013, we could not help ourselves from revisiting the topic of vision casting. We all need to prepare for 2014! Repetition is significant and we need to be reminded:
- Why are we doing this?
- Why are we talking about this?
- Why do we need to do this right now?
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau Soooo . . . what do you see?? How do you "see" life, your family, friends, ministry, your church? Did you know?
- One-third of Americans attend church weekly . . .
- Research show that Americans between the ages of 36 and 50 are more loyal to religion than Baby Boomers . . .
- Pew reports a rapid increase in individuals who do not identify with any religion - - up nearly 5% in 5 years. . .
- Forty percent of new churches fail within the first year and 80 percent go under in five years...
- A 2010 study found that church attendance is associated with a decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease . . .
“Apart from Him we can do nothing of eternal importance.” John 15:5 Have you ever had a moment where you realized you were a lot older than you felt you were? You know, when it dawns on you that the hours add up to days and then suddenly decades? It becomes crystal clear how each day truly does matter, and the only one who is going to have to answer for where you spent your time... is YOU. Bummer, huh? You can’t blame your brother, you can’t blame your sister, you can’t even blame your parents. After one such ”Mortal Moment”, when I (Patty) recognized that I was indeed a grown-up, I decided to start reading Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, a bible study that had been collecting dust on my nightstand since my sister Cathy had given it to me six months before. I’d been a follower of Christ since I was eight years old, so I was surprised and rattled by my inability to answer questions like, “Where do you see God moving in your life?” I kept thinking, “Is my relationship with God so inactive that I can’t see where He is moving to join with Him?” Page after page, I left blanks where I should have been scribbling “God sightings”. When I finished (except for all those blanks), I was determined to see where God was moving. I began praying . . . begging to join Him. My prayer life changed drastically, and with that, I went on a roller coaster ride with God that was over and beyond what I ever thought, dreamt, or imagined. (I can’t wait to share more about this on the show tomorrow!!) God was piercing my heart and asking me to join Him, not for the work that I could perform, but for the adventure of doing it with HIM. Join us as we discuss experiencing God with Richard Blackaby, son of Henry Blackaby and president of Blackaby Ministries International. We’ll also have the pleasure of speaking to Melissa Hofmeister from Bloom. Let's experience Him together, **It's not a trick, but a TREAT! Patty and Lisa are back LIVE tomorrow. Don't miss it!!!