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Easter 2018

Hope Secured

April 1, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft

Rushed: Part Five

A Tool For The Way • October 21, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft

Rushed: Part Four

Now & Then • October 14, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft

Jesus invites us to follow and keep pace with Him. He encourages us to remain in His love, which is a hard task for us to do. We either fall behind and give up when our circumstances don't change or we rush ahead and leave Christ in the dust while trying to tackle our issues alone. We don't need to rush, but rather remain. Remaining requires withdrawing. It entails slowing down, being still and seeing things from His perspective. We withdraw in order to see. Yet, stillness appears counterproductive when there are things that need to get done. The idea of remaining in His love seems stationary, but it's not. It's active and intentional. It requires courage and faith and leads us to walk in obedience. The speed of trust gets discovered through a step of faith.

Rushed: Part Three

The Speed Of Trust • October 7, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft

The more pressure we feel, the more pressed we are to figure things out and move things ahead. We have an almost non-stop propensity to calculate. We're hardwired to complete stories and close loops, even if we have to make up the ending. We can rush and try to figure out the ending or we can trust the Author of our story and enjoy the journey. Our ability to understand how God is going to do something has no bearing on His ability to do it. This frees us from calculating. God invites us to live at the pace of a relationship governed by the speed of trust. There is a beauty of hiddenness. It's not a cruel game of "hide and seek" but rather an invitation to "come and see."