Believing for greater things.
As mentioned in our previous message, Vision Sunday Part 1 we believe that God is saying the that the prophetic vision for us corporately is A Year of Open Doors.
We are trusting God that this is a year of open doors. We say this because there may have been times in the past where you were trusting God for something and perhaps things were just not working out, but the timing was not aligned with God’s.
In essence if you believe that He has been growing you and making sure that your roots have been planted enough, then He is preparing you for the acceleration of a blessing.
Blessing carries a weight and responsibility. Most of the time we focused on praying for blessing and not for growth because growth is what will enable you to carry out a blessing. Many people walk into a blessing prematurely and they are like firecrackers. They make a big noise and fizzle out quickly we don’t want to be a people of firecrackers. We want to bear fruit.
So, a year of open doors…? A door means different things to different people. Its up to you to ask God what an open door means for you. You know why? Because He is a relational God.
An open door may be declared over your life but ultimately, you have to walk through the door. In essence there is a practical component to walking into what God has called you to.
New Season Church’s Practical Focus
Just to give a background, this is what God has been doing in our Church (With only had 6 months total in-person services) ;
- 36 known salvations
- 10 Water and Holy Spirit Baptisms (2 in 2019, 4 in 2020)
- 431 Prayer Requests
- 11 people went through Destiny Finder
Now back to 2022- A year of open doors
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.Rev 3:8
In essence it is up to us to walk through the door that God has called us to
How do we partner with God for open doors
So, walking with God is a partnership. Together with ourselves and God you can walk through open doors. Now the thing about this is, people can be extremely religious about this, or spiritual – allowing God to make a way. The latter is encouraged.
Practical ways to partner with God;
Yielded Hearts and Yielded Minds
Yielded hearts have a posture that say, “Yes, Lord”. They give way to the Lord. When you are driving a car and see a yield sign what do you do? You give way.
You can never say “No, Lord.” Because No and Lord don’t go together. Lord, in essence means yes. That’s why we have landlords, because they get to decide what happens with a property. Our Lord gets to decide what happens in our lives. So, when you say No, you’re going against His name. SO we want to say yes.
I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed.Ezekiel 36:26
God is saying He wants to put a new heart in you. One that is yielded to God and receptive to Him.
Yielded hearts are formed in His presence. We have found that people with yielded hearts are those have continuously seeked the Lord’s presence. But you might be in a position where you think “I’m nit really seeking Him right now.” But guess what, yielded hearts starts with being in his presence. It requires intentionality.
God is saying He is looking for people who will say yes to Him.
One of the key things for our Church is that we will create an environment for His presence by prioritising prayer and cultivating an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to move.
Part of cultivating the spirit is daily prayer, small groups. As a Church In an effort for cultivate the spirit of God, we’ll be partaking in Encounter Nights and Regular Fasts.
We want these moments where we are being touched by God like never before so that we can answer Yes Lord.
And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it, it shall not be put out. And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.Leviticus 6:12
You and I are priests. We are responsible for keeping our fire’s burning. How do we keep the fire burning? We prioritise the presence of God in our life. Not the blessing of God. Staying hungry for the things of God (keeping the fire burning) is an individual responsibility.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in himPsalm 34:8
Take a step and taste and see the love of God. If I have more input from the mainstream media than what I have from the Word of God and the testimony of the Lord, then my discouragement and lack of focus is my own doing. Your yes to God will lead to growth
- Intentionally cultivate spiritual growth
- Intentionally develop meaningful relationships
- Intentionally be outward focused
We are determined to foster an environment where everyone, at every place in their journey, is able to ON-RAMP and grow
How will we do that:
- Starting Point – Meet and Greet Coffee Connect
- Growth Track – 6 Week Small Group
- Destiny Group – Our main environment for growing in Him as it is the Biblical model for growth
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in commonActs 2:42-44
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.Acts 2:47
New Season’s practical approach of fellowship, having favour with all people is our Destiny Groups which focus on Word, Connection, Prayer and Activation
Destiny Hub Modules;
- Destiny Finder – Systematic process to discovering your unique spiritual gifts and purpose
- Translating God – How to hear from God for yourself and others
- Leading Yourself – How to lead yourself effectively for greatest impact
We want to raise destiny catchers, who will go into the world knowing their destiny
New Season Church’s Faith List
- 15 People Baptised
- 2/3 of church in Destiny Groups and Serving Teams
- 7 People Enrolled in and Complete Destiny Hub
- Upgrade Sound Desk and Stage Box
- Permanent Church Venue
We would love for you to trust with us, believe with us, agree with us for this.