Christmas Eve 2017
December 24, 2017 • Mike Ashcraft
Forged: Part Two
A New Center • January 13, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
Approval. We all crave it, search for it and fight to achieve it. We design our whole world around this one thing. If we feel that our approval resides on shaky ground, we are left with the pressure to prove. In our quest to find acceptance, we become vulnerable. We allow everything under the sun the ability to captivate our heart and shape who we are. When something lays claim to the allegiance of your heart, your identity becomes sealed. We find our center by exposing what captivates our heart.
Forged: Part One
Becoming Somebody • January 6, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
You are somebody. You are becoming somebody and chances are good, you hope that future somebody is a better version of your current self. But, your future depends on how you respond in the current moment and the work you put in now to have Christ’s heart forged into your character. Transformation and growth require intentionality. Whether you realize it or not, who you are becoming is the most important thing about you. Instead of being formed and shaped by this world, Christ calls us to form and shape the culture around us. This can only occur if we are willing to bring our whole selves to God and allow Him the authority to do His work within us. Identities are forged when we avail the deepest parts of our heart to Him.