Greetings and salutations on this glorious Friday in the Mile High city! What a blessing to see blue skies and enjoy the warmth of the sun for the first time in several days! Stormclouds have a way of bringing about a fresh appreciation for the unclouded sky!
It is with great delight and eager anticipation that I announce our upcoming mobile app for iPhones, Android devices, and GooglePlay! It will feature special instant notification capability, a contribution/donation feature, a Bible section, live service streaming, church calendar, as well as other very important ways to connect with your church, Calvary apostolic Church of Denver. Stay tuned as the app continues to be developed. In the meantime, here is the sample app button graphic that will grow more familiar for all those who to actively use the application.
If you have questions, feel free to direct them to me. I will be arranging mobile app delegates to help with the rolling out of this exciting new way to interact with your congregation. (The app will be free of charge and available on a worldwide basis!)
As a wrap up to this week’s post, please indulge me in sharing a quote from the book, “The Circle Maker,” by Mark Batterson:
Neuroimaging has shown that as we age, the center of cognitive gravity tends to shift from the imaginative right brain to the logical left brain. And this neurological tendency presents a grave spiritual danger. At some point, most of us stop living out of imagination and start living out of memory. Instead of creating the future, we start repeating the past. Instead of living by faith, we live by logic. Instead of going after our dreams, we stop circling Jericho.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In the words of Harriet Doerr, “One of the best things about aging is being able to watch imagination overtake memory.”
So who’s right? The neurologists? Or Harriet? The answer is both.
As we age, either imagination overtakes memory or memory overtakes imagination. Imagination is the road less taken, it is the pathway of prayer. Prayer and imagination are directly proportional: the more you pray the bigger your imagination becomes because the Holy Spirit supersizes it with God-sized dreams. One litmus test of spiritual maturity is whether your dreams are getting bigger or smaller. The older you get, the more faith you should have because you’ve experienced more of God’s faithfulness. And it is God’s faithfulness that increases our faith and enlarges our dreams.
There is certainly nothing wrong with an occasional stroll down memory lane, but God wants you to keep dreaming until the day you die.
Brothers and Sisters of CAC, let’s keep praying! Pray like never before! It is time for us to engage in active and fervent daily communication with our God who continues to keep our dreams alive and who is performing the things that He has promised!
The way we received the Holy Ghost is the way that we will keep it boiling, red-hot inside: PRAYER! The way we have arrived at today’s testimonies have come about the same way that we will maintain a witness of God’s miraculous works: PRAYER! We will see our children saved by the same power with which we were saved: PRAYER! We will reach our neighbors the way our neighbors reached us: PRAYER! Our strength and favor with God–our spiritual vitality–only comes about through active communication with Him: PRAYER!
I can hardly wait to see what God has in store for us this Sunday at 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM as we, His people, humble ourselves and pray, seeking His Face!
Don’t forget, invite all our friends and guests to the 5:00 PM Apostolic Discovery Class on Sunday. All LIFE Group Leaders and Facilitators: Please do not forget to study your handout from last week. We will be meeting in the Youth Center at 5:30 PM. What a wonderful day in the house of the Lord awaits us!
God bless your Friday and may the Lord use us all for His glory as we proceed into His bright and glorious future!
God bless you all.
In true shepherd love,
Pastor Haymon II