“protected from trouble” #rampart
“We are guaranteed trouble – it will always surround us, but the joy of the Lord protects us from it.”
What a special, huge weekend all across Montana!
This Rampart series is continuing to rock my life, and it is SO SO good.
My husband preached with such fire and intensity, and if you got to be at the 1pm at the Strand, then it was extra fiery…(wink face)
I loved his first point: “No one can walk with God for you.” No one can burn spiritual calories for us. We don’t work FOR our salvation, but we’ve got to work it OUT.
“If you don’t do the hard work yourself, you’re only cheating yourself.”
I loved his snakebird point: “Where human exertion meets divine explosion, magic happens.” My husband explained how this Christian life is ALL Him, and ALL us, and that tension of how God gives the victory, but we’ve still got to fight. I loved the mining illustration!
I want to talk about every point, but you should just grab a listen and take notes for yourself, because it’s good. I’m telling you, if you want to go deeper in your walk with Jesus, listen.
To top it off, we celebrated our oldest daughter, Alivia’s birthday on Sunday, AND we had baptisms at all our campuses, AND Alivia was baptized by her dad. Special weekend.
some snapshots from this weekend:
a new view for me!
three of my siblings leading worship in Billings
Alivia Sky Lusko – baptized 10.13.13
proving the point that your personal trainer can’t burn calories for you
And it was my first time singing with the worship band since Lenya went to heaven – so much specialness going on.