Moses experienced and enjoyed one of the closest relationships with God, and he used his leadership position to empower others to lead.
When you were young, you relied on what your parents told you to be true. God, however, exhorts us to have childlike faith.
"Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens and response is something we can choose." Maureen Killoran
This week's story of impact is a story that comes from our Storm Lake Pizza Ranch location! On September 22, 2014, a 16 year old named Conner Wieland died in a tragic farming accident that shook the nearby Alta Aurelia community. During that time our general manager and owners of the Storm Lake Pizza Ranch started to help raise money with the Conner Weiland Scholarship Fund. This fund was set up to help support scholarships for Alta-Aurelia high school seniors who were pursuing a career in agriculture and to carry-on the memory of Conner and his passion for farming and the agriculture industry.
Phillippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Have you ever felt stressed and anxious about all the many things that you are faced with on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis? I may be a bit presumptuous, but I am guessing when you read this question your answer was YES! Just know there are many of us who are in this same boat.
We started this week by talking about Easter and how Christ's work on the cross was done out of his love for us. Christ has fought the greatest battle and won. Even death could not defeat Him. Whatever battle you are facing, whatever trial or hardship, God sees it. Jesus will see you through – never underestimate his love for you or his power over sin and death!
This week we have talked about how we receive God’s love and the fact we are commanded to love. But what does it look like to love those around you?
This week as we talk about love – both reflecting on the love shown to us and digging into the command Christ gave us to love – I thought it would be appropriate to pause and take some time to look at one (of many) example of love-in-action we here at the Pizza Ranch Support Center get to see going on across our chain!
Did you know as Christians we are commanded to Love? Yesterday we talked about how the Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection are the greatest act of love in history. But did you know that Jesus gave a new command to his disciples at the last supper?
Yesterday we all had the opportunity to celebrate the foundation of Christianity and the greatest act of love ever known – the Empty Tomb!
We’ve been slowly walking through the Book of Psalms, and this week we’re going to backtrack some and look at (Psalm 22). Photo by Bruno van der Kraan from Unsplash