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March 11, 2022|Devotional, Unstoppable

Week 1: Unstoppable Church You’ve been called When I was young, I would dream about becoming an investigative journalist. Whilst others went from princesses, to actors, to doctors, and lawyers, my mind was made up. I was committed to choosing the underpaid, and overworked field of journalism. There was just this constant desire to write the truth that was so deeply rooted within me, and nothing was going to shake it. Whilst studying at university, I assisted at a very well-known newspaper company, and I soon began to realise that the job description did not match my expectation of uncovering hard truths and dramatically revealing them to audiences on paper at all. I was still naively living for myself at the time, and so my little world came crashing down quite swiftly. When I surrendered my life to Jesus, I discovered the truth that my heart was searching for all along, and I knew that this was the ultimate truth that my inner being was yearning to share with others all my life. I soon learnt that the body of Christ, that is the Church had a place just for me. God had made me in a specific way so that I would have a unique or specific purpose but all working together to help the body of Christ to be effective. The eyes are just as important as the toes or the arms, without either the body is not as efficient or effective as it should be. Today as part of the Church I am living a life that is aware of my gifts, talents and passions that can edify the Church. My passion to bring out the truth is now being used in the writings and poetry that I do and I believe that God uses that to bring truth into people who need to encounter the truth that I discovered in Christ. The Church is unstoppable because It welcomes everyone to come as they are. You don't have to change to suit the Church in order for you to receive Salvation but instead Christ will transform you and mould you so you can achieve your purposes in him when you yield to him.There is a place for everyone in the Church and what an amazing thing to know that the Church is dynamic because of its diversity of people and their gifts. In scripture we see that God has given to each of us a manifestation of his spirit in the form of a spiritual ability or gift, and this is to further the purposes of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. Ecclesiastes 3:11, says that God has placed eternity in our hearts. In your life, I believe that God has given you a natural gift or talent, that has an eternal purpose. If you are not sure what it is, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal this to you. It may be the ability to communicate well with others, or an amazing gift of administration, singing, writing, welcoming others. Anything ring a bell, yet? Whatever it is, God has given it to you with others in mind. 1 Peter 4:10 says; “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” So, yes, you are certainly needed! We often hear the church say that the two greatest days of our lives are these; the day we are born, and the day we find out why we are born. This refers to the day you were saved, and the day you found out your Godly given purpose in life. I can certainly testify to the truth of this statement. Something magnificent happens when you commit your time, talents and treasures to an eternal and unstoppable purpose which is the kingdom of God. You are part of something much greater than yourself. Our Lead Pastor Andre Greeff said something profound in Sunday morning’s service. He said that his greatest encounters with God were whilst serving, and not behind the pulpit. When you commit to serving in God’s kingdom, he begins to use you in ways that are not naturally possible. You begin to see his fingerprints all over your life, and the lives of those around you. You get to know God for who he is, and who you are in him. Exodus 23:25 says: “But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.” You are blessed when you serve the Lord. You are blessed when you serve the Lord. YOUR NEXT STEP If you have not done Growth Track to discover your spiritual gifts, we want to invite you to join our Fast Track evening on the 4th of April at all of our locations; Camps Bay, Melkbos and Table View. #GrowthTrack #ViewChurch

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