Trust Jesus To Do The Impossible

by Kevin Litchfield

While reading the story of the feeding of the 5000, there were several “aha” moment that jumped out at me: It was late and 5000+ men, women, and children had gathered to be healed by Jesus. Their location was remote, and it was getting late.

The disciples highly encouraged Jesus to dismiss the crowd so they could get something to eat and find a place to sleep. Jesus startled the disciples by saying that isn’t necessary. He said, YOU FEED THEM. The disciples responded, BUT WE HAVE ONLY 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus responded, BRING THEM HERE.

What are the WE ONLY HAVES in your life right now? What challenges? What God sized task are you being presented with today that requires faith, vision, and courage that prompt you to respond BUT I ONLY HAVE? Trust Jesus today to do the impossible in your life.

Something to Think About

By Kevin Litchfield

Ministry is often a thankless task. Before my allergies got the best of me, I used to love cutting grass because I got to easily see my progress and that I accomplished something.

Paul shares in 1 Corinthians 15:58 that we are always accomplishing something in our service to the Lord: So, my dear brothers sisters, be STRONG and UNMOVABLE. Always work ENTHUSIASTICALLY for the Lord for you KNOW that NOTHING you do for the Lord is EVERY USELESS.

In the midst of whatever challenges, you are facing today know that you serve an audience of one and nothing you do is without accomplishment. You must might now always get to see it.

The Battle Is the Lords

By Kevin Litchfield

One of the greatest challenges we battle is control. No one likes surprises. Often times in leadership we can over strategize, over plan, over future forecast, and over fret and worry. We often forget that ultimately the battle we are facing is God’s not ours.

Jehoshaphat experiences this first hand in 2 Chronicles 20:15 when faced with an impossible situation: The says, “Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

Later in verse 17: But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and WATCH the Lord’s victory. He is with you. What life challenge or battle are you facing today that you need to stand still and wait upon the Lord.

Jesus… The Source of Peace

by Kevin Litchfield

Remember this week that in the midst of all our fears, worries, grief, and doubts that Jesus is still the source of all peace.

In Matthew 14:27, Jesus speaks out these words in the midst of a life-threatening storm: Don’t be afraid, Take courage, I AM HERE!

In your own personal storms Jesus says the same words to you: “Don’t be afraid, Take courage, I AM HERE.

God Opportunities

by Kevin Litchfield

Recently I have been reflecting on Acts 8. The church in Jerusalem was in trouble. There was persecution and imminent death for all who called on the name of Jesus.

So, the people were forced to flee for their lives. They scattered all over. But verse 4 says: “Those who were scattered went everywhere PREACHING the word.”

These early believers chose to view their current situation as God’s opportunity. A change in perspective made all the difference.

Hope In the Lord

By Kevin Litchfield

Recently while meditating on Psalm 39, verses 4,6-7 stood out to me. “Lord remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting life is… We are merely moving shadows and all our BUSY RUSHING ends in nothing… And so Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in YOU.”

May prayer for you is that in whatever or wherever you find your self today the Lord will give you perspective. Realizing your hope is not found in bigger numbers, better programs, or sermons, or more praises from man, but solely and completely in THE LORD.

Something to Think About

by Kevin Litchfield

I ran across a quote from Dallas Willard from the book, Renovation of the Heart, that I want to share with you this morning.

“The impotence of ‘systems’ is a main reason why Jesus did not send His students to start governments or even churches as know them today which always strongly convey some element of human system.

They were, instead, to establish beachheads of His person, Word, and Power in the midst of a failing humanity. The were to bring the Presence of the Kingdom and its King into every corner of human life simply by fully living in the Kingdom with Him.”

Perhaps we have made it more complicated than it needs to be.