When you get a blue screen on your PC, you need to restart your PC. If that doesn’t work, you need to unplug your device. How often WE need to restart or unplug ourselves! This often involves making things right, taking an inventory of your life and acting in faith.
Make Things Right in Your Life
Pastor Brent is currently reroofing his house. He can’t keep putting old shingles on top of the old ones. He must tear off the layers of shingles and put new ones on. Likewise, we can’t keep living in known sin and expect to be filled with the things of God. Stop making excuses! This typically starts with dealing with our pride and EGO (Edging God Out).
Take an Inventory of Your Life
When we need a restart, we need to remember how God has taken care of us in the past (how quickly we forget!). It’s easy to look at suffering as a bad thing, but God will use our suffering for His glory.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Oftentimes we need someone to walk with us during difficult times. Ask for help if necessary!
Act in Faith
Many of us haven’t seen the hand of God because we haven’t asked for what we need in faith. In Acts 3, the lame man came to the temple every day to beg. He didn’t live in pity – he made it happen to get to the temple. We need to get rid of the pity in our lives and start acting in faith.
Pastor Brent has a robin’s nest right by his front door. The roofing process has greatly distressed the poor mama bird and she’s had to spend a lot of time away from the nest. The babies didn’t care about all the noise and commotion around them, they just cried out and expected their mother to feed them (which she did!). Likewise, we must expect God to move and take care of us as well! You’re missing out if you don’t.