Gateway Friends -
Hopefully, you're enjoying some of this incredible sunshine!
Did you know that Gateway is one church out of several thousand Foursquare churches around the globe? Gabriela from Southern California recently wrote about a subject Gateway has been focusing on. Be encouraged by this short note:
By: Gabriela Bogea, an assisting minister at Iglesia El Calvario (Ontario Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
"When it feels like the weight of the world sits on our shoulders, and people’s lives are affected by the decisions we make, the burden is often too great to bear. We feel trapped in the endless cycle of assessing impacts and predicting outcomes as we navigate the issues of life in ministry. It causes stress, discouragement, anxiety and illness.
The truth is that God doesn’t ask us to have all the answers. God wants to lead us, and we waste valuable time when we don’t filter everything through His perspective. Let us not be caught leading ourselves with acquired knowledge, polished skill or natural ability.
Once they received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the disciples began to speak in other tongues (Acts 2:4), and they were led by the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:19-20, 13:2-4, 16:6-7). We also have received this glorious gift, which should not be set aside for special occasions. When we incorporate our heavenly language into everyday prayer, asking the Holy Spirit for interpretation, we will be led in all things by His love, His compassion, His humility and His wisdom, not our own.
Only then will the weight be lifted."
Friends - tap into the Holy Spirit's gifts this week and follow the nudges.
Greg / know-grow-go