Heads Up This Morning! Be Motivated by Love!

Good Morning Rock Family,
We may have the opportunity this morning to demonstrate the love of Jesus to some people who are angry and have a misunderstanding of who we are at The Rock. There is a possibility of a protest outside The Rock this morning because of a Channel 9 News report that has recently gone out putting The Rock under an untruthful and bad light. But I see this as an opportunity to show and share the love of Jesus with people who might not otherwise come to a church. The Lord often uses adversity to reveal His love to people. This morning, I pray that we are a people who declare the love of Jesus through our kind actions and through our words that are seasoned with salt. This is a great test of our hearts – for “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks”. And Romans 12:14 tells us to “Bless those who persecute us. Bless and do not curse.”
We may be tested this morning, but I know we will be motivated by love in all we do.

I also feel that the enemy (Satan, not people) would love to use this as a distraction from the things the Lord desires to do today. May we keep our eyes FOCUSED on Jesus – the author and perfecter of our faith – with an anticipation and hunger that the Spirit will convict our hearts and move with power. Lord – we ask for a move of your Spirit this morning as we humbly align with you!

I love you all and am excited for this morning!
Pastor Mike