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The Beauty God Has Begun

• Scott Boren

This weekend concludes our six-week series entitled “Experiencing the Beautiful Life.” Over the course of the last few weeks we as a church have to begun to discover the deep yearnings we all have for more meaning and purpose in life. We have started to seek out a new way of doing life that connects us more deeply with God and with others. As we conclude the series, we look to God to continue the good work and bring about its lasting completion.

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This weekend concludes our six-week series entitled “Experiencing the Beautiful Life.” Over the course of the last few weeks we as a church have to begun to discover the deep yearnings we all have for more meaning and purpose in life. We have started to seek out a new way of doing life that connects us more deeply with God and with others. As we conclude the series, we look to God to continue the good work and bring about its lasting completion.

How does this completion occur? It is important to remember that we live out our plans within the greater plan of God’s will. It is God who brings about the desires and plans of our hearts (see Proverbs 16: 1-3, 9). As we make our plans and act upon them, it is God who is able to bring them to completion.
We all have basic yearnings and desires of the heart. As believers, we long for communion with God and have a hunger for significant relationships. We desire a clear calling and purpose in the Kingdom and seek to live by faith and not settle. We are called to search our hearts and listen to the ways that God has uniquely and beautifully made us.

As we make intentional plans for the future it is important to respond to these yearnings of the heart by asking questions like: How can I connect more deeply with God? How am I going to create space for connecting with others? How am I going to use the gifts God has given to me to serve in the Kingdom? How am I going to step out in faith in my life? As we listen to God’s Spirit dwelling inside of us, we will begin to see more clearly the plans and actions He is calling us to, and will be encouraged to live out a more radical faith walk.

What then do we do with our plans? In Proverbs 16:3 it says to “commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” The Hebrew word “commit” means to “take and roll onto.” Like a dance, we must commit our plans over to God who will lead and instruct us in the way to go. He is our heavenly Father that helps and guides us. God is continually adding to our beauty, as he provides healing and restoration to our scattered lives. It is to this hope that we cling, “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day” (1 Timothy 6:12).

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Topics: God's Will, Transformation

Sermon Series: Experiencing the Beautiful Life


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Focus Scripture:

  • Philippians 1:6

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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