Come to Jesus

by Kevin Litchfield

Matthew 11:28 says COME to ME, all you are WEARY and Carry HEAVY burdens, and I will give you REST. TAKE my yoke upon you.

What things are you yoking yourself to other than Jesus that is causing weariness and anxiety… pleasing people, legalism, ministry, family, job, etc. Choose today to Come to Jesus and take HIS yoke for HIS yoke is easy.

Begin to decree: “I am yoked with Jesus.”

Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

The Space Between

by Kevin Litchfield

I have shared this quote from Jim Branch before, but I feel led to share it again. Jim talks about the time Peter walked on the water to meet Jesus. “There is one particular aspect of this story that has been a wonderful source of reflection for me lately. It involves that sacred space that Jesus invites Simon Peter to step into.

It is the space  between…

Between the boat and Jesus…
Between letting go and being taken hold of…
Between the old and the familiar and the new and unknown…
Between control and agenda and dependence and detachment.

It is the space that is both completely terrifying and unbelievably exciting.
It is the space before your answer has come or your problem has been fixed.
It is the space where you must trust the heart of God alone for your life.
It is the space of genuine transformation.”

Do Not Despise Small Beginnings

by Kevin Litchfield

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… Zechariah 19a.

No matter where you are, what you are doing, or how fast or slow it’s going, celebrate today that you are God’s son or daughter and you live to serve Him rather than constantly measuring yourself and your work by the worlds standards.

Something to Think About

by Kevin Litchfield

In Mark Batterson’s book, In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day, I ran across a definition for success: “Success is doing the best you can with what you have where you are. In a sense, success is relative. Success is as unique as your fingerprint. It looks different for different people depending on your circumstances and gifts. But there is one common denominator that I see in all successful people. They can spot an opportunity a mile away. And they seize the opportunity with both hands.”

Focus on the Presence of Christ

Focus on the Presence of Christ
by Kevin Litchfield

Last weekend at a retreat Bill Elliff challenged me to focus on the presence of Christ.  He shared, “More can happen in 5 minutes of God’s manifest presence than in 50 years of our best human efforts.”

In the midst of the urgent that prompts busyness linger at HIS feet instead.  Waiting on His call to action before you move forward.

One Question

by Kevin Litchfield

There is a question that the Lord as asked me to bring into 2019. This question I hope will filter through everything I do and say: “What if I knew that I only had one yet before Jesus returned? What would change? What would be my level of urgency?

The Lord has used this question to help filter and shift some priorities for me.

In your own life what would change if you knew you only had ONE YEAR?

The New vs. The Old

by Kevin Litchfield

In Luke Chapter 5:37-39 Jesus tells a story about new and old wine. “And no one puts new wine in old wine skins. For the new wine would burst the wine skins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wine skins. BUT no one who drinks the OLD WINE seems to want the NEW WINE. The OLD is just FINE they say.”

In your own life and in the life of your church where are you stuck? Where are you complacent? Where are you settling for second gest?

I am praying for a fresh wind that causes us to desire the heart of the Father no matter what it costs.