Happy Friday! We do hope that you are enjoying this warmer weather! Catching glimpses of new birth as Spring unfolds! Enjoying God’s creation and marveling how He provides for even these treasured creatures. Oh how He wants to provide for us even more. Oh how He wants to lead us, speak to us… are your ears tuned in?
Read the articles below with an open heart and mind to receive what God might be saying to you, His child. He loves you.
We hope you will join us for TailGate Worship this Sunday. You will be able to sit in the comfort of your own vehicle and tune in to 95.9 FM and join us as we worship where you are… together in the FBC parking lot. Of course, if you would like to bring your own chairs and sit outside of your vehicle, you may do that. We are just looking forward to being together… even if it’s in the parking lot.
FAITH: Tune in to a Wave of God! by Pastor John
FINANCES: 20 Summer Savings Tips for 2020; 12 Summer Reads to Help You Win with Money
FREEDOM TO WORSHIP: Anthems of Adoration
FRONTLINE & BEYOND: GMI’S Jeremy Clark interviews two of FBC supported missionaries, Titus Lloyd in Malawi and Ronnie & Jaque Mackensen who were introduced to one another at Frontline Bible Church.
“Just go ask them!” was the message I kept hearing in my head, but I always found a reason not to.
Ever since Covid-19 interrupted our ability to do in-person gatherings, we have been dreaming of doing a service in the parking lot as a safer way to gather. The logistics of getting good sound to people who may be sitting with closed-up car windows certainly presented a problem. An idea was given to broadcast the signal to people’s car radios using a low-powered FM transmitter. Brilliant idea! But who has an FM transmitter we can use?
And then I remembered the family in our neighborhood that does extreme Christmas lights every year. (You know the kind I’m talking about. The ones where you tune your car radio to the music and then watch the lights dance to the Christmas carols.) I’ll bet he would have one!
“They’re probably expensive. I’m sure he won’t let a total stranger borrow it.”
“It’s Quarantine time. They probably won’t even answer the door.”
“I need an FM transmitter. He probably has some other technology being used that won’t work for us.”
“I don’t think they go to church anywhere. They may not even want to help churches or Christians.”
“It’s too late/early/rainy/sunny/cold/warm to go there today. I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Wow, I can really make some EXCUSES! These were the reasons I kept giving myself every time that little voice would say, “Just go ask them.”
“Alright, Alright God. I’ll go ask them.”
Knock, knock, knock. “Is your dad home?”
“Hi sir, I’m your neighbor and every year I’m impressed by your light display. Do you by any chance use an FM transmitter for the music?”
“Yes I do. Why? Do you need to borrow it?” (At this point I’m grinning from ear to ear.)
He went into the house and returned with the transmitter. He also gave me his phone number and offered to help us get it all set up if we ran into any issues with it. And then he said, “Feel free to keep it until Thanksgiving. I won’t be needing it until then.”
Why did I wait so long to ask them? Why did I make so many excuses?
Those little messages in our head I believe are oftentimes the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14 says, “those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” As a son or daughter of God, we have the Holy Spirit of God living within us. And He WANTS to lead us. John 16 tells us the Holy Spirit “will guide you into all truth.”
It can seem scary, weird or downright nuts at times to act on the things the Spirit prompts us to do, but God works in mysterious ways. The question is, do you have the courage to act when He does?
Has the Holy Spirit been prompting YOU to do something lately? Is there a little message that keeps popping in your head and you are pushing it back because it’s too _____? If it doesn’t violate something clearly stated in the Bible, why not act on it?
So we will be enjoying the service in our vehicles from our car stereos because of a neighbor that God was preparing for us. You never know how God may use your action to bless someone else, and maybe put a huge grin on your face as well.
20 Summer Savings Tips for 2020 – https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/summer-cash-savings-plan
12 Summer Reads to Help You Win With Money – https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/summer-reads
FREEDOM TO WORSHIP
We don’t hear the word “adore” today as often as we should…what does it mean? To adore is to love, but in such a deeper and fuller sense. To adore someone is to have the upmost respect for someone, to hold them in such high esteem and regard. How much more should we have that for the Lord, our Creator, Savior, Redeemer, & Friend? Would you ponder this week with me what it means to adore, as we shift our focus upwards in this week’s playlist Anthems of Adoration.
FRONTLINE & BEYOND
Recently, Jeremy Clark took time to talk to two missionaries that are supported by FBC, Titus Lloyd serving in Malawi and the Mackensen’s who are serving in Nicaragua. Make time to listen to their updates!