The Foundation of Your Soapbox - Here on Purpose

Good Saturday.  Before we pray and read I wanted to remind you about our guest speaker tomorrow, former KC Royals great Willie Mays Aikens.  He will be sharing how God saved his life at each of our 3 Sunday services, 9:30am, 11:00am and 5:00pm.

Let's begin.

Wow! - Brag on God. 
Today I thanked God for my kids and the joy they bring to my life.

Now... - Tell God about what's on your mind.  

How? - Stop talking and start listening to God by his Holy Spirit and by his Word.

Mark chapter 7
7:8, “Having no regard to the command of God, you hold fast to human tradition.”
What are you most sure and / or most convicted about? Why?  Is it based on tradition or the Word of God?  How often is it for the Christian to base their "religion" on man's ideas.  
Ephesians chapter 1

1 Thessalonians chapter 3
3:2, “We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for god in the gospel of christ, to strengthen you and encourage you about your faith, so that no one would be shaken by these afflictions.  For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.”  
This is yet another reason why we should walk with one another as we each walk with Jesus.  Everyone goes through trying times…to think that you can handle it alone is crazy.  By going alone you risk being “shaken by these afflictions.”
Who are you walking with that is a little further along than you?
Who are you investing in that could benefit from your experience and wisdom?

Let's first read today's Utmost for His Highest