…set apart Christ as Lord

1 Peter 3:15“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

This post comes to you as I sit overlooking the Great Australian Bight! We are loving some family holiday time on the coast – God’s creation is incredible. This scripture tells me that I have to take time to set things right in my heart. Before I open my mouth to speak, even before I explain my hope, I have to set my heart and prepare. Our days are filled with busyness and with interactions and with clock watching and with schedule. Above all of this, Christ must be Lord. Before we launch into our speeches and answering the questions of life, our heart must be settled in Christ’s control over all and his Lordship in our lives. It need not be complicated, rather simply set our hearts to Him and live out of that.

We are believing that weekend we will see many people set their hearts towards God. Dr Robi Sonderegger will be our guest across the weekend – you won’t want to miss out.

 

Ps Rebekah Prosser

All things work together for good…

Rom 8:28 –” 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.”

We have had the privilege this week of spending time with our Adelaide family and Edge Conference. What a great blessing it has been!

I just love the way God works things out. He is constantly working (often when we can’t see or know that He is) with the intention of bringing good things our way. This verse is not excluding anyone – if you love Jesus, you’ve been called by Him, and therefore He works in all things for your good! How incredible is that?! The hope that this scripture brings, the reassurance that it gives, is so life giving and energising. I feel so privileged to live with this kind of hope. Having a revelation of this hope makes life worth living everyday, whether you are in the midst of great circumstances, or you wish you were not where you are right now. Jesus truly is the Hope of the world.

We are believing that in this month (Healed and Whole) we are going to see the Hope of Christ bring life and wholeness to so many lives. Let’s believe for our family and friends to discover the Hope that is in Jesus.

Ps Rebekah Prosser

“..in my Father’s house”

Happy Father’s Day – at metrochurch we like to take the opportunity to honour all Men on this day! Special mention to all the Dads of metrochurch who love and care for their children, following God’s example of Love for us.

Luke 2:49-50  – “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them.”

Despite Mary’s angelic visitation and immaculate conception, the relationship that Jesus had with his heavenly Father was confusing and misunderstood, even by those who were closest to Him. In Jesus’ mind, it was required (he had to be)….in His Father’s house. Jesus was well aware that He was simply visiting this earthly life and He really belonged with the Father. God doesn’t just call us to ‘live well’, he calls us to Himself! Our highest calling will always be our relationship with our heavenly Father. This so confused the people in Jesus’ world, He was constantly puzzling them by the way He lived – always outworking the relationship with the Father rather than responding to what was around Him. I certainly want to live like this! Regardless of what is going on in my earthly life, I want to see and hear what the Father wants and live out of that. After all, I’m just visiting this earth…

We are believing that we will have a revelation of what the Father wants for our lives.

Intentional Words

Isaiah 55:11 “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

This verse speaks about our words in a way that we probably don’t usually think about them – that they are sent with purpose in order to achieve something. The intentionality of words is so often undervalued. The Bible has plenty to say about how our words have power, yet many of us find ourselves feeling powerless. I am constantly challenged by scripture to make my words intentional – not only when I am “in prayer”, but in the midst of life. To say what you intend, knowing that your words are powerful creates a totally different perspective on our daily speech.

In these 60 days of purpose, think of ways to be more intentional with your words. Use them wisely in order to ‘achieve the purpose’.

We are believing for tonight’s Just Worship event to be so powerful in sending a message to our community about the Love of Jesus! Join with us as we praise our amazing God.

Ps Rebekah Prosser

Rest

Matt 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest.

God’s purpose for us is that in the midst of our serving Him and His
purpose, we will find rest for our souls. Rest is not always a state of
inactivity, but often an internal rest – resting in the knowledge that we
are loved, we are purposed and we are never alone. His rest is the assurance
that no matter what the circumstance, there is a surety beyond this present
moment. His future and His purpose is full of great things. We can choose to
look at what is around us, or we can choose to fix our eyes on Jesus. There
is an immense peace in trusting God fully, knowing that He is always
planning a great future for us!

We are believing for: God’s peace and rest in the midst of your ‘everyday’.

 

Ps Rebekah Prosser

Revolution of Purpose

Philippians  2:2 “then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”

We always need a revolution of purpose. It is so easy to get distracted, get exhausted, get ‘busy’ and forget the great purpose that God has planned for us.

God doesn’t consider His purpose to be a small thing and neither can we. This Sunday (Vision Sunday), we revisit our purpose and can look ahead with joy and confidence that God is leading us together towards the great things He has planned.

Let’s allow God to reinvigorate His purpose for us.

We’re believing: that God will speak to us corporately and individually about how we can be a part of His great purpose.

Ps Rebekah Prosser

Right Place | Right Time

Proverbs 7:7-9I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgement. He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.”

So, this scripture is the ‘warning against the adulteress’! Have you ever found yourself in a spot where you thought ‘how on earth did I get here?!’? Well chances are (like this guy in Prov 7) that you walked there yourself. Detours on our journey are often the result of a lack of judgement, or a lack of exercising wisdom. The guy in the scripture above has not judged the place or the time and therefore finds himself in the WRONG PLACE at the WRONG TIME. Very few of us set out intentionally to find sin or temptation, yet we forget to guard ourselves and all of sudden, we’ve messed up. The Holy Spirit is always available to direct and redirect our paths so we can be in the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME!

We are believing for:

RIGHT PLACE/RIGHT TIME appointments. Let’s believe that the Holy Spirit will speak to us today and position us in the middle of God’s plan and purpose.

God Bless,

Rebekah