This week I shared with our Staff about Seizing the Day. I’m going to post Part 1 & Part 2 of what I shared with the staff so here's the first two points.
Carpe Diem is from the Latin poem by the Roman poet Horace. Published in 23 BC. Carpe means to pick, pluck, crop, gather and serve. Diem means day
Ephesians 5:15-20, “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. GET YOUR EYES OFF OF YOUR SELF
This is huge. On the weekends and at First Wednesday we need to get out of our comfort zone and meet new people. We need to get out of the green room, get out of the holy huddle and get off of the stage to take 5 minutes to connect with people.
2. DREAM ABOUT THE FUTURE
You’ve got to keep dreaming. We’ve got to think what is God wanting us to do as we move forward. We can’t just warm up leftovers but we need to ask God to help us sing a new song.
Acts 2:17, “In the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.”
Come on let’s dream about the future. The best songs haven’t been written yet, the best sermons haven’t been preached yet, the best leaders haven’t been recruited yet, the best churches haven’t been built yet. Come on let’s Dream! Don’t let the devil steal your dream.
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