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The Calm Before The Storm!

I sit here waiting for the moving men to show up and all is calm whil Becca has all three kids.  It has been a cray ride so far and I am excited to see what God and the Navy has in store for me and my family.  Thank you Becca for trusting me to provide for our family and for always being there.   

SACRED SPACE

Sacred Space
Pastor Drew 

Matt14:13
Aug 06 2017
Jesus gets away by himself to be with the father. 
1. Jesus created sacred space!
It's important to disconnect when we are surrounded by stressors. 
When we get away long enough we then refocus and are able to see what needs to be fixed. 
We are strengthened by God when we carve out time for him!
2. Do you have a sacred space to connect with God?
A space for God to meet you in? To say lord speak to me, I need you?
Rest is important?
It was not just once or twice in Jesus's life it was a regular occurrence.
He wants to speak with you.
It may feel awkward at first but keep going to your sacred space and it will become normal and naturally. 
Are you ready to give God a chance and meet him in a sacred space?  

Vow Week 4

The Vow—4The Vow Of Purity
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his

wife, and they become one flesh.25 Adam and his wife were both naked,

and they felt no shame.Genesis 2:24-25
shame: buwsh (boosh); to be ashamed; to feel completely worthless.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were

naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for

themselves….9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I

was naked; so I hid.”Genesis 3:7, 9-10
Secrecy Is The Enemy Of Intimacy.
The Vows
Vow #1: I Promise God Will Be My First Priority And My Spouse Will Be My Second.
Vow #2: I Promise To Always Pursue My Two.
Vow #3: I Promise Our Marriage Will Be About “We” And Not “Me.”
Vow #4: I Promise To Confide In You And Not Hide From You.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as

children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all

goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the

Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but

rather expose them. Ephesians 5:8-11
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or

of any kind of impurity …Ephesians 5:3
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has

already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28
“If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it

away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your

whole body to be thrown into hell.”Matthew 5:29
Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house.
Proverbs 5:8
How Can I Stay Pure?
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according

to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray

from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I

might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9-11
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who

confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Weekly Guide Questions The Vow Week Four
How would you describe what shame and secrets do for relationships?

How have you experienced this?
Share how you’ve overcome a secret. How have you been shaped by this experience?
Pastor Craig talked about steering clear of the “sin line.” Where is

this line for you? How do you stay away from it?
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