Your First, Your Best, As Long As You Last

Indeed there are those who are last who will be first and first who will be last. Luke 13:30

EVERGREEN COMMUNITY CHURCH is all about saving the Last, the Lost, the Least. We know what this world is going through and we believe the local church is the HOPE of the world.

Then they asked him, What must we do to do the works God requires? John 6:28

WORSHIP– Do this corporately with a church family. Sing praises to God, allowing your thoughts to be conditioned to see and hear blessings instead of troubles. Also worship privately, my ideal place to worship is outside in nature. To revel in God’s glory while rowing across a sun-kissed lake at sunset is the best feeling in the world, I can do anything with God’s strength in those moments!

STUDY-In order to understand what God is telling you in times of worship, in order to make thoughtful, God-centered decisions, you need to know him. You cannot know Him without studying his word. Through podcasts, reading and writing, you can get a better sense of what you need to do to stay on the beam.

SERVICE-In order to practice the teachings you learn, in order to get better at building relationships and in order to further God’s kingdom, you need to work in God’s house. And believe me, you get way more out of it than the hard work you put into it.

SACRIFICE-I am an extremist. An all-or-nothing kinda gal. So when I intially think of sacrifice I think I must flog myself at every turn, give all my money away and live with the lepers. This is not what God means with sacrifice. It actually means:

Honor God with EVERYTHING you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. Proverbs 3:9-10

Doesn’t seem so sacrificial does it?

God wants the best for His children. He wants us to succeed. He desires a relationship with us. When we put God first, everything else is first-class.


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