Are you feeling restless? What if this feeling weren’t a bad thing? This morning is the moment you will realize that there is someone bigger that your restlessness. My beloved brethren in the Lord and in the power of His might cast all your care on Him for He careth for you. This is my morning chat with you.
This feeling could be a longing, a restlessness for more of God. It could push us to move forward, to live epic lives that were designed before the foundations of earth were laid.
But a lot of us, if we’re honest, are afraid. We hold close to our chest new and scary dreams that may just be from God to play a small part in something bigger. God wants to take the seemingly mundane messy threads of your life to weave something beautiful. What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running after His purposes for you?
Our talk for this morning is about Restless as I try to walk you through a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God’s glory and purposes.The place where your restless soul meets God is the place where nothing ever feels small again.
Restless is about God. It’s a talk about us and God. And it is about the moment we close our eyes and see God. It is about facing the God of the universe and answering to Him about the life and the resources that he gave us while we were here. And because I think we all want that moment to go well, Restless is about discovering ourselves and getting over ourselves all at the same time, being brave enough to imagine a better world and how we may be used to make it that way.
RESTLESS… because you were made for more — it is my understanding
I believe this is from Him and I pray it will spark something in you… a vision perhaps of the unique reason God keeps issuing you breath. We have a call to dream. How many of you had a dream in the past week? If you do that there should be something to inspire you for the next chapter of your life.
The Old Testament described a day in the future about which God said:
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. — Joel 2:28
God promised a day would come when His people would be filled with his own Spirit. And when they were full of God, God himself would give His people dreams and visions. Yes dreams and visions. This day has happened. The Holy Spirit flooded the earth at Pentecost, and immediately after, Peter reminded them of the promise of that day:
No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’ — Acts 2:16-17
We live in the last days. We are filled with the Spirit of God, and we’re living on this earth for relatively few days to accomplish the will and work and wonders of God. Why do we do this? So that “everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved” (Joel 2:32).
Our creative God has an infinite number of creative plans to make Himself known through us, His image bearers, so He sent His Spirit to give unique visions to unique people to reach the world in unique and beautiful ways. The Spirit of God has dreams for you. You have to believe that you are in His plans even before the foundation of the world. Just cast you cares on Him this morning and watch Him go to work on your life.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
Administrator and Apostolic Head
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