The Rock Weekly – February 1, 2023

  • TONIGHT  – Growing in the Word (6pm)  |  Prayer & Worship (7pm) in the Chapel.
  • Pancake and egg Family Breakfast – THIS SUNDAY (2/5) from 9-9:30am in the atrium. 
  • Tickets are almost gone! Converge 2023 – Regional Gathering with Leif Hetland, Heidi Baker, Lou Engle & Regional Leaders- Feb 8-11.  www.therock/converge/
  • Discipleship Training (Last one – Feb 6) – Monday at 7pm in the Chapel. Click to Watch Past Trainings
  • Financial Peace University – Fridays at 6:30pm in the Atrium Den – Register by Clicking Here
  • Reminder: Corporate 21 Day Fast (Jan 15 – Feb 4) & Bible Reading Plan – Click Here


PRAYER: More Listening, Less Talking

“As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God. Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool… Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.”  {Eccl 5:1-3,7 NLT} 

We are in our last week of the 21 day fast!  Honestly…food does sound really good right now. 🙂  I want to encourage you to increase your time in prayer during the last days of the fast, but with more listening now and less talking.  I have found that in times of fasting, it isn’t that I become a better talker, but that I become a better listener!  It is as if the static of my mind settles out and I can then hear the Spirit much easier.  And because I am not always fasting, I want to take advantage of these times to hear the voice of God.

It is evident that there is much for the body of Christ to accomplish in this amazing season, and we have talked about the Shift of the Church into alignment and into the acceleration of the Lord.  But God isn’t looking for the strong and smart ones who ‘know what to do’. He is looking for the humble in heart, who are guided by the Spirit!  The Word tells us, “The sons and daughters of God are all those who are being led by the Spirit of God.” (Rom 8:14)  The Lord is looking for those who have listening hearts and minds to the things in His heart. Quoting my dad, “Don’t do anything for God!  Do it with God.”  We must be careful not to move into things that we ‘think’ would please God, but to move with Him.   For it is only IN HIM that we truly live (way), move (truth), and have our existence (life)(Acts 17:28 & Jn 14:6)  My heart has been so stirred during these weeks of fasting and prayer as I have seen how this acceleration is meant to engage our hearts into greater action for the kingdom, but it still requires the Shift, and that shift is going to require all eyes and ears on the Lord and a faith to Shift into things that may not make sense in the natural. For we are to walk by faith and not by what is physically seen and understood! (2 Cor 5:7)  I believe the Lord is leading The Rock and many other churches into a transition that requires great faith.  I say this apprehensively, because my preference is to make decisions and move according to what makes sense.  So ask yourself: Will you move at the sound of His voice when it doesn’t make sense in the natural?

Lord, May we be quick to listen and slow to speak (James 1:9) and would you give us the mind of the Spirit, who knows the deep things of God and reveals what God has prepared for us because we love you and obey you Lord! (1 Cor 2:9-10)   May we not hesitate or misstep, but may we be in lockstep with the Holy Spirit as you reveal the supernatural plans you have prepared for your people in this Kairos time. For you have intricately created each of us for such a time as this! So may Your Spirit give us the power, the love, and a sound mind to complete every good work we were created for!

May the Lord bless you and keep you!
Pastor Mike and your Rock Staff





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