Friday, October 4
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!
Everyone goes through times and seasons where they lose track of who they are in relationship to their Father. The young prodigal had walked away from what he thought was hindering him only to find out that he’d taken for granted and taken advantage of the love and protection that his father had provided for him all along. An exact reason why he walked away isn’t given, but if he was like many others, immature and prideful, he probably thought he was missing out on life outside of his father’s household. If you’ll allow him to, the enemy will fill your mind with thoughts and lies about how unfair God can be in an effort to coax you out from under His protection. Once you step away, you’re fair game to any attack that he wants to throw at you. After you’ve been beaten up and are on the brink of being destroyed the enemy will tell you that you’re no longer welcome in your Father’s house. This is when you must ‘come to yourself’. You have to remember that you’re a child of the Most High God and no matter what your choices and the devil have put you through, your Daddy is waiting with open arms to restore you to your rightful place as His child. Nothing you have done has changed God’s mind about you. He’s on the porch, looking down the road, waiting for a glimpse of you to run after. All you have to do is call out to Him. He’s not waiting to beat you over the head with the Bible or shoot a lightening bolt at you. He is ready to throw His loving arms of grace and mercy around you and redeem and restore you to the place He’s called you to. Coming to yourself means recognizing who you are in His eyes. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
2 days! We are only 2 days away from launching into a new season here at TWBC. Beginning this Sunday, October 6th, we will be hosting 3 Sunday morning services @ 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30. We are making room for your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. Invite them, save them a seat, and watch them experience the Lord in a way they never have before.