Church @ The Park | Part 2

We continue our Church @ The Park and Pastor Chris continues our 1 word series. This week the word is energy. And this concept of energy that is one that seems to be ever fleeting from us! Here is the definition | noun: the physical or mental strength that allows you to do things; a dynamic quality, a spiritual force.

When reading that it just makes me tired. And I don’t know about you but I use that word “tired” way too much! I mean I do mix it up for creativity purposes and use exhausted, worn-out, pooped, etc. Seems like we all are tired and if I am honest the majority of people that I know are right there with me. First of all we work hard, we play hard, and run ourself ragged trying to get everything done. From errands, paperwork, chores, appointments, to meetings. We take care of the things we have to, squeeze in the things we want to, and hardly ever get enough sleep. And the end result? We get depleted. We run out of the physical and mental energy that we need to get everything done.

So how do we generate more when we are running on empty?  We serve a God who is incredible because He never gets run down. He is never running on empty. And when we find ourself running on fumes we can draw upon the energy that comes from our Heavenly Father. Each and everyone of us when we have a relationship with Jesus, have a supernatural energy deep down inside of us. God himself provides the motivation, the stamina, the follow-through we need to live this life in a way that truly matters. We cannot find this kind of energy outside of Him.

Paul writes in Philippians 2:12-13, “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.” The energy that keeps us going and living out God’s plan in our life is directly from God.
Paul continues on in verse 14, “Do everything readily and cheerfully,” Then in verse 15, “Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.” And he finished in verse 16, “You’ll be living proof.”

Fulfilling all of that requires a TON of energy! To live in a way that glorifies Him. In a way that brings good and love to our world. Being the living example of God in our spheres of influence, wherever that takes us. We need a consistent change and lead from the Holy Sprit directly into our hearts our minds, our bodies. A a result with His energy and love we can do whatever he asks us to. And maybe we can stop talking about how tired that we are.

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