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October 16, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Sometimes,​ ​Jesus​ ​will​ ​instruct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​do​ ​things​ ​that​ ​seem​ ​a​ ​little​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​ordinary​ ​routine.​ ​Or maybe​ ​He’ll​ ​ask​ ​you​ ​to​ ​step​ ​out​ ​on​ ​faith​ ​for​ ​a​ ​situation​ ​that​ ​you’ve​ ​already​ ​deemed​ ​impossible. When​ ​that​ ​happens​ ​-​ ​dare​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​call​ ​and​ ​go​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​deeper​ ​waters​ ​one​ ​more​ ​time. Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​of​ ​failure.​ ​God​ ​is​ ​with​ ​you​ ​and​ ​will​ ​honor​ ​your​ ​obedience!​ ​
October 16, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Sometimes,​ ​Jesus​ ​will​ ​instruct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​do​ ​things​ ​that​ ​seem​ ​a​ ​little​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​ordinary​ ​routine.​ ​Or maybe​ ​He’ll​ ​ask​ ​you​ ​to​ ​step​ ​out​ ​on​ ​faith​ ​for​ ​a​ ​situation​ ​that​ ​you’ve​ ​already​ ​deemed​ ​impossible. When​ ​that​ ​happens​ ​-​ ​dare​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​call​ ​and​ ​go​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​deeper​ ​waters​ ​one​ ​more​ ​time. Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​of​ ​failure.​ ​God​ ​is​ ​with​ ​you​ ​and​ ​will​ ​honor​ ​your​ ​obedience!​
October 8, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
What​ ​you​ ​see​ ​is​ ​what​ ​you​ ​get.​ ​If​ ​we​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​look​ ​on​ ​the​ ​things​ ​that​ ​go​ ​against​ ​the Word,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​setting​ ​ourselves​ ​up​ ​to​ ​become​ ​apathetic​ ​bystanders​ ​and​ ​eventual​ ​participants​ ​of sin.
October 2, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Trusting​ ​God​ ​in​ ​the​ ​good​ ​times​ ​is​ ​commendable,​ ​but​ ​trusting​ ​Him​ ​in​ ​the​ ​difficult​ ​times​ ​tests​ ​your limits​ ​and​ ​exercises​ ​your​ ​faith.​ ​You​ ​have​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​in​ ​many​ ​instances,​ ​hardships​ ​that you​ ​face​ ​in​ ​life​ ​are​ ​not​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​result​ ​of​ ​living​ ​in​ ​sin,​ ​but​ ​are​ ​simply​ ​approved​ ​or​ ​appointed​ ​by God​ ​as​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​His​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​better​ ​you​ ​and​ ​to​ ​impart​ ​in​ ​you​ ​lessons​ ​that​ ​living​ ​an​ ​easy​ ​life​ ​could never​ ​teach.​
September 25, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Turning​ ​back​ ​to the​ ​past​ ​and​ ​surrendering​ ​to​ ​the​ ​enemy​ ​only​ ​ever​ ​brings​ ​heartache​ ​and​ ​death.​ ​But​ ​turning forward​ ​and​ ​surrendering​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Lord​ ​will​ ​bring​ ​forth​ ​life​ ​and​ ​salvation.
September 17, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Our view of self worth should not be based off of possessions, achievements, physical attractiveness, or public acclaim. Instead, it should be based off of the fact that we are made in the likeness of the flawless, almighty God. Because we bear God's image, we should remember to check ourselves before projecting negativity onto who we are.
September 11, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
What if we were to enter into a critical situation without proper preparation? We can't win a battle if we don't know how to properly defend ourselves. It’s no secret that trials and temptations are going to come our way because our world is lost and the enemy loves to try to take our joyful triumph any chance he can get. If we assume that we can face opposition without preparation, we are fooling ourselves. So when struggles do come, we need to be ready for them. Often times, the reason for defeat is solely because of a lack of preparation.
September 4, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Life is confusing. Promises don’t always come when we think they should. We will inevitably face heartache and become weary sometimes in our lives. But our heavenly Father is so, so good to us. His Word is always true. And he understands the struggles that we face and gives us limitless resilience. Our weakness can be mended by simply serving.
August 28, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
We have all been called to serve others, but that’s usually easier said than done! By nature, we are selfish people who long for recognition and glory. But serving someone else requires giving up the right to come first. It means laying down your conceit and replacing it with meekness.
August 21, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
In our mission of elevating Christ, let us also remember that to “elevate” something also means to make it known and desirable. When we speak His name, let us speak of His goodness. His power. His kindness. His love. His mercy. Let us elevate His name to the highest level for adoration.