Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. - James 4:8 (NIV)
The depth of revival depends on the depth of our repentance;
The depth of our repentance depends on the depth of our desire to be close to God.
Joanna shared a powerful message about how we should always desire to be close to God and keep our loyalties with God, not split with the world. A split loyalty will only strain our relationship with God. If we love the world, we would never get closer to God because the world only offers cravings but God offers us permanent satisfaction. God wants to take away our earthly desires to turn it into something good.
How do we remain steadfast in our loyalty with God?
- Surround ourselves with a community. Otherwise, it will be easy for our loyalties to alter. Be in a CG!
- Fear God, because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind can know, what God has in store for us"
Check out some of the highlights from the service and listen to the audio sermon below!