Trusting God…

I am delighted today share some thoughts on trusting God. We are in a new series at Destination Church called “Out of the Blue”. This is a 5 week series and deals with the topic of life coming at you out of the blue, and what to do when it does. We are talking about trusting God no matter what.

Yesterday we learned that we could trust God wherever we are in life. We heard from a dynamic speaker from the big city of Breaux Bridge, LA outside of the Lafayette area. Thanks again Jason and Amanda Rhoades for sharing your life story with us, and thanks to our whole team for an awesome service! It was great to be back in church after a week long vacation! Let’s look at what we learned for just a moment…

First things first, we learned that wherever we go, not only will God equip us but he will provide for us! Then we were taught that…

1. We can trust God no matter what state of mind that we are in! Because sometimes it is not good when bad circumstances come our way!

2. We can trust God no matter what place we are in or no matter where we are! In other words we can trust God wherever we are physically, because we cannot escape from Him.

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. (Psalm 139:7-10 NLT)

3. We can trust God no matter what the calling! We learned that as a disciple we are all called. (Matthew 28:19-20) we just need to trust God and be faithful in the calling.

One of the most important lessons that we were asked to learn on trust was…like the disciples of old…that we are all the disciple that Jesus loved most! Think or say this with me…I am the disciple that Jesus loves the most! Like any good father, He has the ability to love us all the same. I believe when we trust at this level it can transform us forever.

For the whole message, please check out our website and be blessed by God’s word.

Be encouraged,
Rodney


It has been a long time…

It has been a long time since I have written a blog, nine months to be exact. This is one of the few goals for 2012 that I have not been able to work in to my schedule. We are beyond the halfway mark for the year and I am going to try to get started. I am grateful for the grace of God, but I know that people are not quite as kind as He is. What I mean is, that He loves me whether I write this or not. I know that people still love me, but they won’t come back to my blog page if nothing is there for them to read.

That is fair. I wouldn’t either. But, I have found a new app that I believe will help a bit. WordPress has an app that I can take everywhere that I go. Like God, right? Yes, you know it is, He is everywhere! Anyway I will be able to put thoughts on iPhone, iPad or MacBook, so I am going to try it this way for a while. I will shoot for about once a week and that will probably be on Mondays. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to put some thoughts down and keep you up to date with my family, the Destination Church family and just stuff in general. That’s it for today…headed to Jacksonville to pray over my children before they go to Haiti.

Consumed with His cause,
Rodney

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RT (random thoughts) Day…

I am thinking about how awesome my God is. I had a great summer. My kids school (UGA, PCHS and PCMS) year has started off good and things at DC Destination Church¬†are wonderful! Renee’ and I celebrated 23 years of marriage last month and I celebrated 22 years of serving Jesus in July! WOW! I am cannot imagine life without Him!

I always stand amazed at the greatness of this God that I serve. I enjoy watching Him captivate the hearts of people like only He can do. No matter how good we think we are at getting people’s attention, God still does it better. I have had the privilege over the last few weeks of watching people give their lives to Christ, get baptized and many other wonderful things. I am grateful to get to be on the journey with so many wonderful people. Thanks be to God, my family, the DC Church staff & family and so many others that have made this passionate ride so enjoyable.

Be encouraged,

Rodney