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Get your motors running!

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As drivers are sitting at the starting line revving their engines, they are not simply trying to time the light or show off.  In actuality, their engines are finely tuned, calibrated to run at high RPMs. If they remain idle, they will actually stall out when the gas is punched. Revving the engine keeps the car more stable. Kids are much the same way.

         As we are training our kids for the conditions of the road, hazards they may encounter, and how to run the car the way it was designed, we need to provide active ways to demonstrate how we live out our faith – to “rev” the engine. This means to look for proactive ways to demonstrate what it means to serve – inside and outside the Church, join other believers in heart-felt prayer, opportunities to tell others what they are learning, and avenues for them to actively invite others to Church. It can sound a little complicated. However, it really means to demonstrate our faith before them. 

This is one of the reasons we will be hosting “Dunamis Drive” in November. This hands-on-event, similar to Pinewood Derby, gives an excuse to work with your kids, have real conversations, and encourage them to be a witness by inviting their friends. Don’t let the car just sit idle! (Cars available October 20th)

 

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Point of Praise!

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I awoke from a sound sleep right before Midnight. As I looked out the window, I discovered a still, quiet moonlit setting. The moon itself was radiant, yet much smaller than I remember it ever being. Then it struck me how bright the moon was, but nothing in comparison to the sun itself. 

         Psalm 8:3-4 testifies,

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

Psalm 139 follows,

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful ,I know that full well.

The moon is a wonderful creation. Of course it doesn't boast like the sun, but it has its glorious purpose right where God has set it. God's mighty works are not limited to His creation. The work God does spiritually in each of us is just as praise worthy.

     Psalm 145 says,

I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.

     May the Spirit of God lead us all, each and every day, to reflect on God's works in each of our own lives. What will our response be when we "meditate" on His works? Read Psalm 145: 6-13 to find that answer. 

 

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