Thursday, January 2, 2014

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - A Time of Renewal

Hey Friends and Family of TCC,

Happy New Year! I want you to know how much I love our church and the faithful people who participate and engage to make us who we are. Thank you for your part. We are all essential and necessary if we’re going to be who God called us to be.

A new year means a new start for many people. We usually look over our lives from the perspective of what doesn’t work or from what we know needs to change. After we do that, the tendency is to make resolutions stating that we’re going to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps. I’d be willing to bet that, if you’re like me, you have made resolutions before and yet the change you resolved to make didn’t happen. Am I correct? I know it’s true of me. In July 2012, I made a promise to lose 15 pounds by the time the year ended. How did I do? Well, let’s just say that eighteen months later, I still have 15 pounds to go. Bummer, huh?

Why did I fail? I believe it’s because I didn’t apply the V.I.M principle I’ve learned from Dallas Willard. V.I.M. stands for Vision, Intention and Means. I had the vision thing down. I had the intention or desire. But I lacked the plan or the means of how to make it happen.

As we begin a new year, we’re going to focus on RENEWING our vision. We’re going to talk about how we each get stuck in life, and that if we’re going to change, we may just need a clarified vision, a committed intention and a clear action plan. I hope you will join us Sunday as we begin our RE:NEW series. The first week will focus on how God offers refreshment and renewal in our times when we feel stuck.

Looking forward to feeling renewed,

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