Hello, my friends. I am Pastor Troy Brewer from Open Door Church in Burleson, Texas. Welcome to God Today. There is this old saying that I really hope isn’t true, but it might be. It says, “The more that things change, the more they stay the same.” You see, I don’t want to stay the same and neither should you.
Anybody who gets close to God should catch a holy fever for moving forward. Increase, upgrade, and I’ve got it. I have had it really bad for a long time. I have been in constant transition since the day that I first got saved, way back in 1986. I have learned something extraordinary over time. The messiness of transition and the joy of discovery are normal for people who choose not to live a powerless life. I am not going to live a powerless life. Neither are you.
I sure do hope you have decided it is okay to be in the messiness of transition. If you are going to, you need to be warned. It doesn’t sit well with everybody. Religious people always fight for the things that no longer matter. You are going to recognize them right off the bat. They always have a need for security and fear for survival. They stay on the couch or their pew. The frozen chosen are never going to warm up to the idea of you going to the next level. Friend, I want to encourage you to go to the next level anyway.
I have heard so many things like this, “Aren’t you afraid to go on a missions trip? Isn’t that dangerous? Won’t your kids resent you if you take in an orphan? Those homeless people, man, they have made such bad choices. They deserve what they have gotten.” Then you hear things like, “You are going to take Bibles to a prison? That is just a waste of your time.” People tell me that because they want me to stay put so they will not feel alone. You see, misery truly loves company. The 4 lepers sitting at the city gate in 2 Kings 7 got it right when they said this, “Why sit we here until we die?”
Get up. Move forward. You are called not only to live, but friend, you are called to love what God loves and to hate what God hates. Here is what God loves. He loves unreached people. God loves orphans, He loves the homeless, He loves the forgotten. He hates the thought of you and I not reaching our fullness of our God given potential. Let’s get up. Let’s do those things and let’s be those people.
I want to pray. I want to pray for every single person watching this. I want to encourage you to get up and go to the next level. Here we go. Father, God I thank you, Lord Jesus sir, to go here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept, from faith to faith, from glory to glory, from everlasting to everlasting, from deep to deep. Father, I pray God in the name of Jesus for accelerated time frames and accelerated trajectory. I pray, Lord God Almighty sir, that we would go from here to there quicker, and faster, and better. I pray Lord God Almighty sir for the courage to get up and to partner with you. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen. My friends, I am Troy Brewer. This is God Today. I call you the hend and not the tail, above and not beneath, and highly favored of the Lord. Bye, bye.