Saturday, March 18, 2017

What Can God Do With One Dollar?

Nothing is more spiritually thrilling to me than watching God do much with little.  He is the God who transforms mustard seeds and mangers.  With a little fish and bread, He went to work - divine creativity, infinite wisdom, and holy imagination converging to bring about abundant provision.  How does He do that?

The best part of the question, What Can God Do With One Dollar?, is that we don't know the answer. God's masterful orchestration of possibility, causality, relationships and timeliness makes His work mind-blowing and unpredictable. We get to be in His work, even a supportive, meaningful part, but He is the writer, producer, director, and lead role.  Submit to God a little of anything, and get ready for unparalleled greatness. God will set things in motion that impact generations not yet born.

The only unfortunate piece, from a selfish perspective, is that we do not usually get to see how it all unfolds. On this side of eternity God limits what we see and know, probably for our own good.  If we saw it all right now, we might, being so consumed with awe, never rise from our knees. But do we not have all of eternity to be overflowing in awe and revelation?

The What-Can-God-Do-With-One-Dollar Revolution begins tonight at Celebration ( at 6pm at The Big House (5501 Midlothian Turnpike). As we give everyone $1 tonight, we will be asking God to do much with it.  We want to see a revolution of giving and blessing begin that will produce God-stories everywhere. Come be a part of it in person or through live stream (Fb Live or YouTube).  I can't wait to see what God is going to do with a dollar in your hand.

One dollar can change everything!

Ex nihilo,

R.J. Rhoden

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Something Holding You Back

God promises through the prophet Ezekiel (chapter 36) to give you a new heart and a new spirit.  A new heart brings you passion for the things of God rather than the world.  A new spirit provides you empowerment to do the mission of God that you never envisioned yourself doing.

God is not interested in bandaids.  He opts, instead, for a heart transplant that leads to life and, not just any life, but life abundant.  So what is holding you back?  The promises of God are there for the taking.

Most of you know exactly the "something-holding-you-back" list that lingers in your heart. The list probably includes pain, regrets, destructive habits, doubts, insecurities, hopelessness, confusion, fatigue, unrealized dreams, inconsistencies, and many other tactics of the one who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy your life.

But God, who is the originator of the heart transplant, is bigger than anyone or anything holding you back.  He miraculously and graciously specializes in the worst of cases - shattered hearts that everyone else, including yourself, have given up hope.

Tonight at Celebration ( people will receive a new heart and a new spirit. It is time for you to allow God to remove whatever is holding you back and replace it with the life you were created to live.  Come join us at 6pm or watch on our YouTube channel (or FB Live).

Ex nihilo,

R.J. Rhoden