A word from Pastor Rick

Living Hope Church Family,

Every great thing that has ever been accomplished happened outside of someone’s comfort zone. Almost nothing truly amazing occurs in the warm, soft bubble of safety. We have to step beyond the borders to truly experience the best life and all that God has to offer.

However, the truth is, doing so is a risk. But, as the old adage goes, no risk, no reward.

Are we willing to do as the scriptures tell us and walk by faith and not by sight? As Pastor Doug said on Sunday, when we choose to obey God and take what looks like a risk to us, God will always meet us and bless us with His plans. Hebrews says He is a rewarder of those that seek Him. God’s rewards are always worth the risk.

Living by faith means risking our comfort and our plans. But, I promise you it is always worth it. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” In reality, it’s a risk to our own understanding because when we take the risk of faith, God always makes our path straight.

Don’t be afraid to step out in faith. That’s where we find Jesus waiting.

I love you all, and I am praying for you this week.

Hope Live Here,

Pastor Rick