This weekend at C3 was such an incredible weekend that I am going to do a two-part recap. Today I am going to do a recap of Thursday night’s message and tomorrow I’ll recap Sunday’s message from Jason Laird of Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas. We were also blessed to have 71 with us from Liberty University leading us in worship all weekend!
Thursday night I had the opportunity to speak. I am always so thankful for Matt, my husband, leader and pastor for giving me the opportunity to share God’s Word!
In life we will experience pain and often times it will come from broken or dysfunctional relationships which can leave us with relational wounds.
Isaiah 42:3 (NIV) “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice”
Gen.11: 27 -32 (NLT)” This is the account of Terah’s family. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot. 28 But Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living. 29 Meanwhile, Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. (Milcah and her sister Iscah were daughters of Nahor’s brother Haran.) 30 But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children.
31 One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. 32 Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.”
Here we see the story of Terah. He was taking his family to Canan but stopped mid-way at Haran which was the name of the child he lost. Haran means ‘a place of decision’. Rather than continue on to Canan, where God was leading him, Terah got stuck in the place that reminded him of his hurt. What Terah needed to say was “I trust God. He will never leave me or forsake me. He loves me and has a great plan for me” and kept going!
3 Things Relational Wounds Can Do:
1. Keep you from your potential.
2. Pollute other relationships.
3. Destroy your relationship with God.
*You can’t love God without loving people and you can’t love people without loving God.”
This is why it is so important for us to continue to work for healing in our lives…so that we don’t get stuck in Haran, but that we always move forward in our potential, our relationship with others and our relationship with God!
I also want to remind you that we are just 6 days away from C3 Night in Raleigh!! This is going to be an awesome night of celebration and vision as we remember all that God did during Project 919 and we look forward to all He is going to do through C3! There are a handful of tickets left that you can get at C3 or the box office in Raleigh. Keep praying as we get closer to this awesome night!