Time to Dream | How to Survive Until You Thrive

Do You Struggle To Thrive Instead of Just Surviving?

James Greer
Jul 18, 2021    1hr 16m
If you struggle to thrive instead of just surviving, you NEED to know this: God created you to THRIVE! You were made in His image. He wants you to dream and thrive! Trust in God to open doors and your dreams can come true. Video recorded at Pineville, Louisiana.

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James Greer: [00:33:26] Good morning, Journey Church. A lot of things going on this week. When’s VBS, Steven? When’s VBS, Steven? Whoo! So if you don't have kids signed up yet and you want them, man, this is the day to get them signed up. And if you want to volunteer, you can get with Steve and Amy or you can do it online. Hey, we're so excited. Our executive pastor, Josh Poe and Heather, they brought their baby home this week. It's Joshua Michael. They said they might, yeah, exciting. Amen? They said they might want to change his middle name. I said, great. Joshua James. I can help them. No problem. Now we want to go through, I hope you get your new devotion. If you didn't, raise your hand and we got ushers that'll get you. Everybody needs a devotion. Do you have one? Amen? Everybody has one. Okay, fantastic. Take out, there's a card in between that. Haven’t there have been times that you really wish God would just speak to you? Amen? This is going to be a 42-day challenge for you like never before. And the 42-day challenge like never before is we want God to speak to you on a day-to-day basis and for you to be obedient.

James Greer: [00:34:48] And like it's a new walk with you, with God. And what we want you to do is every day we want you to read one page. Before you leave your house, we want you to have the 15-second rule every day. Now, me, I take the card and I'm going to put it on my sun visor. Some of y’all can put it in your pocket. But every day before you leave the house, you just say, hey, God, is there anybody that you want me to encourage, somebody that you want me to pray for, somebody you want me to witness to, or somebody that you need me to invite to come to church? And then you just pause for a minute. Now, you're going to be amazed. Sometimes God’s going to speak to you and you're going to say, oh, no, God. I just, that can't be God. I'm just thinking that. Well, when you start debating that, that's probably God. Just go ahead and do it. Amen? And what's going to happen is if you’ll really start doing this, God will start laying people on your heart, people that you've forgotten about, people you need to pray for, people you need to encourage. And then what's worst of all?

James Greer: [00:35:53] God will lay people on your heart, people you need to go see. That's the hardest thing for me. People that I know I need to go and invite to come to church, people I need to witness to, and I've been putting it off. Can you imagine if our whole church was obedient to God for 42 days? Once God speaks to you and you're obedient, it's fantastic. Because what it does, you ready? It takes the focus off of you and puts it on God. And see, really, really, really, really, the devil wants you to focus on you. God wants you to focus on giving. When you really live, you have giving living. That's how really living starts. We're going to talk about commitment later on. We're going to talk about trust and commitments when you start taking your focus off yourself and you put it on somebody else. And so what I want you to really do is I want you to do this because every single day, not only that, it says, I've got a message and a mission for you every single day. The message never changes. The message is always, don't be afraid. Every single day in your life, when you get up, I want you to know that God has a message for you. Do not be afraid. Now if you're online or if you watch TV and you want to get this book, first of all, you can go to JamesWGreer.com and you can download it. For y’all that are in WhatsApp, a lot of us are in WhatsApp and we share each other. You can download one page and share it between each other and talk about it. Y'all that are online, that are out of town, you can download the book or you can get Pastor Bruce or our secretary and let them know and they'll send you the actual book itself. So there's all kinds of ways that you can have the book.

James Greer: [00:37:45] But I want you to know that on the card it says that God has a message for you every single day of your life. Get up no matter what's going on in your life. God says, don't be afraid. Amen? Then He's got a mission for you. The mission is to seek, serve, and save. That's our purpose in life. That was Jesus’ purpose and Jesus’ purpose is our purpose. Is there somebody to seek, is there somebody to serve, and somebody needs to be safe? That message and that purpose runs all the way from Genesis to Revelation, the same message. Don't be afraid. Seek, serve, and save. I love the way He really spelled it out to Joshua. Moses has died. They didn't get to go into the promised land. Joshua steps up. God said, hey, I've got a message for you, Joshua. He says, I got a message for you. The message is, don't be afraid. He says in Joshua 1:9. He says, have I not commanded you? When God commands you, you don't have an option.

James Greer: [00:38:52] It's not your opinion. See, the problem with so many people, they come to church and they say, I'm going to take it and leave it. When God says, I command you to do something, this is not Piccadilly Journey Church. You don't go through the message and say, I'll take this and I'll take that. When God commands you to do something, it’s for your good. He's not trying to hurt you. He's trying to help you. It’s not what He wants from you. It’s what He wants for you. Amen? So God has a commandment for me and you and everybody say, amen. He commands you. Be strong. Be good courage. Do not be what? Don't be afraid. Don't be dismayed. That means don't be discouraged today. Every single day, God says, I want you to get up. It's a new day. It's a fresh day. I command you. Be strong. Be of good courage. Don't be afraid. Don't be dismayed. Don't be discouraged. Don't do all that. Why? I can give you a good reason. For the Lord your God, He's with you wherever you go. Wherever you go, every single day, if you'd get up in the morning and say, hey, God said, don't be afraid. Be strong. Be of good courage. Don't be discouraged. Why? For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. You're going to work.

James Greer: [00:40:13] Going to school. Wherever you’re going. Going to meet with somebody. God's going to be with you. Why should you be afraid? Amen? So He had a mission for Joshua. The mission for Joshua said, listen, I want you to lead the people into the promised land, into a better land. I've got a mission every Sunday. I want y’all to go into a better land. I want you to learn to claim God's promises. How about the mother of Jesus Christ? God had a message for her. It had an angel came to her and said, don't be afraid. You have a mission to bring my son into the world. The angel came and said her, Mary, do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. By the way, when you're saved, you found favor with God. Do y’all know Journey Church has found favor with God? Amen? Do you understand every single Sunday we’re baptizing people? Amen? Do you understand that girl that was just baptized, I think number 58 this year? And everybody said, amen. Do you understand by the end of the day, we have baptized 60 people this year? And everybody said, amen. Mary found favor. I've got a favor. You got a favor. We got a favor. Amen? There's nothing like having the favor of God.

James Greer: [00:41:38] Guess what? She found favor. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth the son in His name shall be called Jesus. He's going to be great. He's going to be called the son of the most high and the Lord of God will give Him the throne of David. He said, listen, he had a message for Mary. He's got a message for you. Don't be afraid. He's got a mission for you. Bring Jesus to a lost world. Amen? He's got a message and He's got a mission, which it’s the same thing. Every single day, God says, I want you to get up. He wants you know, first of all, I want you to know, don't be afraid. Amen? Second of all, He said, I want you to know, I've got a mission for you. How about the Book of Revelation? Oh, my goodness gracious. It was don't be afraid and reveal Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation. He said in Revelation 1, verse 17. He said, listen, when John saw Him, when he saw Jesus, he fell on his feet as he was dead. But He, Jesus laid His right hand on him. And He said to him, do not be afraid. Got a message. Do understand that Jesus has got a message for you every single day? Wouldn't it be great if you would remind yourself every single day, if you take 15 seconds when you first get up before you leave the house and say, you know, God’s got a message for me and my message today is don't be afraid. He said, I'm the first and the last, Jesus speaking to them. I am He who lives and was dead. And behold, I live forever. Amen. And I have the keys to hell and the to death. Jesus has got the keys.

James Greer: [00:43:23] He's in control. In other words, write these things, He says, which you have seen and the things which are and the things which will take place. You know what He's saying? The things after this? You know what He said? Jesus said, listen, I got a message. Don't be afraid. I got a mission. You reveal Jesus Christ through your writings. But guess what? He's saying the same thing over and over again. He said, I got application for you Journey Church. I got an application for you, whether you're downstairs, upstairs, online, watching on TV, same thing. Don't be afraid. God said in 2 Timothy 1:7, God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind. Amen? Every single morning, first 15 seconds, don't leave the house. God has got a message for you. Do not be afraid. Amen? God's got a mission. Seek, serve, and save. I mean Jesus said in Mark 10:45, even the sort of man, He didn't come to be served but to serve. In Luke 19:10, it says, the son of man came to seek and to save. See, you got to understand what your purpose is. When you understand what your purpose is, even when persecution comes, you understand why. When Jesus went to the cross and He was paying the price for our sins and He was under unbelievable persecution, because He understood His purpose, He looked at them and said, forgive them for they know not what they do. Me and you would have said kill them. I would have called down the angels and slaughtered them.

James Greer: [00:44:56] But Jesus, He knew He had a purpose. And because He knew His purpose, He said, forgive them. See, even through persecution, even through trials, when you understand your purpose is to seek, to serve, and to save, then only then can you understand your purpose and the process of what you're going through. Let me give you some little short application. With Joshua, God made it real clear. Do not be afraid. His mission was to bring the people, the children of Israel, into the promised land because they had wandered around for 40 years. Our message from God is, don't be afraid. He's got a mission for us. For those people that have problems, God wants you to know He's got a promise. Our mission is to help them find the promise to their problem. God also has another promise. For them, it was called the Promised Land. For us, it's called Heaven. Joshua is bringing them into the promised land, the land that they have never known, a land like milk and honey. We need to let people know that those who have the greatest problem, we got God's Word that has a promise for their problem. If they'll meet the condition, there's provision. We need to know those people that are wandering around that don't have the promise to go into the promised land, which is Heaven that we know Jesus Christ and how to get there. Amen? That's your mission. That's my mission. You're on a mission for the next 42 days. Next 42 days, 15 seconds before you go home, God, is there somebody lost? Oh. It's not the pastor's job. It's your job.

James Greer: [00:46:49] You say, well, I don't know how to witness. Do you know how to invite them to come to church? Did you know every single Sunday I give the plan of salvation on how to go to Heaven? Did you know that everybody here knows how to invite somebody to come to church? Did you know it’s your mission the next 42 days, if God lays upon your heart somebody that doesn't know how to go into the promised land or go to Heaven, it's your job to invite them to come. Did you know if you'll ask God every single day for 42 days, He'll lay it upon their heart? Did you know it's not your responsibility whether they come or not? When I first started doing this and I asked God, is there somebody, He laid it upon my heart and I didn't want to go. I didn’t want to go. I went there and they weren't even there. And, man, I had struggled with God. I didn't want to go and I got in the car and I left. I said, what's the deal? Now I know y’all don't talk to God that way. But I said, you know I didn't want to go. He said, that's why I wanted you to go. The whole point was God just want me to be obedient. And when I was obedient, He relieved the burden of my life. Do you have a burden for somebody? Well, relieve the burden. And then so, it's ours. We got promises and we got a promised land. Mary, Mary, God had a message for her. He sent angels to her and He said, Mary, don't be afraid. He had a mission for her. To bring Jesus Christ into a world.

James Greer: [00:48:27] You've got a message the same day. The answer to the world and the chaos in the world is Jesus Christ. Mary was highly favored. When you get saved, you get the favor of God on your life. The favor of God is just when God takes something natural and does the supernatural in a place, in a person, or a thing that brings honor to God. I pray we never take God's favor for granted here. He's doing the supernatural. It's in a small place. But He does it almost every Sunday. He wants to do that in your life. You have the favor of God. Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. That's how Jesus Christ was birthed. When you get saved, you get the same Holy Spirit. You got a message from God today, and you don't have to be afraid. He told you why. Because He's with you everywhere you go. You’ve got the Holy Spirit that will guide you and direct you. With John, the beloved, in the Book of Revelation, he fell as he was dead before the feet of Jesus. Jesus put His right hand on him and He told him, John, don't be afraid. I hope you're getting the message that Jesus has for you. Whatever you're going through in your life, do not be afraid. John's mission was to write the Book of Revelation but to write the Book of Revelation, it was to reveal who Jesus was. That's what we're to be doing. We’re to be revealing who Jesus is in our life to other people. When other people, when Jesus is lifted up, He automatically draws people to Him. 42 days. You got a mission. You got a plan.

James Greer: [00:50:33] Jesus was telling us about how we should be living our lives. And one time back in Matthew 25, this is not even the message. I'm just going to give it to you for free. In Matthew 25:34, it says, the Kingdom will say to those on His right hand, come, you blessed of the Father. I want you to inherit the Kingdom that’s prepared for the foundation in the world. God says, I've got a kingdom that I want to bless you with from the foundation of the world. And He said, would you not like to enjoy the blessings that God has for you from the foundation of world? Amen? Then He said, I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you took me in. I was naked and you gave me clothes. I was in prison and you came to see me. By the way, most of the people that were in prison at that time, they weren't in prison for doing what was wrong. They were in prison for doing what was right. And He said, we didn't know that we had done that. We didn't see that you were hungry and thirsty and naked in prison. And Jesus kind of summed it all up and He said, when you did it to the least of these, you did it unto me. There was another group. They were on the left hand side. God called them goats. And they said, we didn't even see it. They said we weren't aware of it. We went through life and we didn't see anybody's needs. We didn't see anybody needed clothes. We didn't see anybody needed food. We didn't see anybody that was in prison. We just saw nobody else’s needs because we were so focused on us. We missed everything else.

James Greer: [00:52:31] And He said, well, both of you had the same opportunities. One group was so focused on their self, they missed the other set. The other group was so focused on Christ that they did it. And He said, you’ll go into a place that was prepared for you where they'll be weeping and gnashing. You missed out on. I think what God's saying is we better be sensitive every day to the people God's putting in our life. He wasn't necessarily saying going around feed all the starving people and all the naked people and all the people in prison. What He was saying, there's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people that come into your life every single day and you're missing it. 42 days. You can take 15 seconds. Amen? You can read a devotion and say, God, who would you have me speak to? Who do you have me pray for? Who would you like me invite? Who would you have me go see? Amen? And don't miss it. It's going to be important not only now. It's going to be more important in Heaven. But I'm going to tell you that, when God speaks to you and you start doing it, you're going to have such a great joy, you're going to want to do it again. Share it with somebody, get into a group with somebody, get in a WhatsApp with somebody. But most of all, you, you, you do it. Don't count on somebody else. Do it individually. Amen?

James Greer: [00:53:51] All right. I'm going to give you the introduction to the message. I'll finish it next Sunday. Amen? Okay. Time to dream. Let's dream. I'm dreaming that everybody will do this. That's my dream. I'm dreaming that we'll have a whole church for 42 days, they’ll take 15 seconds, and they'll ask God to speak to them. Amen? That's my dream. But dreams, dreams, dreams, dreams are the difference between thriving and just surviving. God honoring dreams are the biggest difference between just thriving and surviving. God created us in His image with the ability to dream and dream big. You know, I love animals. I really love animals. I love dogs. I mean if you ever see pictures, I post pictures almost every week. I love dogs. I love animals. I really do. You can see some of them. Oh, yeah, yeah, that's my dog. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, they're sweet, aren't they? Speaking of dogs, do y’all think dogs go to Heaven? Don't answer. You know what? Do animals go to Heaven? You can go to JamesWGreer.com and there's a message that dogs have souls. That should make you want to go to JamesWGreer. com anyway. Amen? And you can find out. Now y’all’s dogs might not but mine probably will. But anyway, as much as I love dogs and pictures and there's other animals there. There's birds. There's all kinds of stuff there. But the difference is this. God gave them instincts to survive. They don't thrive. They have instincts.

James Greer: [00:55:39] The main difference between humans and animals is animals have instincts to survive. God gave us desires to thrive. Now, there's a problem. My dogs have been domesticated. They've kind of lost their instinct to survive. I mean they sleep with us sometimes. Sometimes they get in the bed. We feed them. They don't work for it. We work to feed them. They've lost their instinct to survive. In fact, our dogs are one of the few dogs, they do thrive. I mean they just come in the house, we feed them, they sleep. Yet the sad part is if our dogs got lost because they've lost their instinct to survive, they could either die, their instinct would kick in, they could live. Or by their chip, we’d find them. Worse than that is God giving each one of you a desire, a God-given desire to thrive. He created you deliver victorious life. The disappointing thing that I see with Christians, especially if you've been domesticated. You've lost your God-given desire to thrive, to dream, to live a victorious life that you were created to. And the result is you’re living a day-to-day life just surviving. God never intended that for you and me. He didn't intend that for your marriage. He didn't intend that for your relationship. He never intended you to survive. That's what He intended for the animals. He gave them an instinct just to survive like animals. He gave you a creative desire to live and to thrive and have victory. Amen?

James Greer: [00:57:44] John 10:10 said, the devil, the demon, the liar of the world, he came except to steal, kill, and destroy. He said, I've come that you have life and you have it more abundant. See, the devil wants to domesticate you and think you just have to survive. The devil wants you to live almost like animals. If you watch TV today, people living like animals. They’re shooting each other, fighting each other, killing each other. They're fighting over territory. A day-to-day survival mode. Get thee behind thee, Satan. Look, God wants you to thrive. Look at Genesis 1:26. He says, God said, let us, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, always have been, always will be, let us make man in our image according to our likeness. Let them have what? Dominion. What does dominion mean? Victory. Over the fish in the sea, over the birds of the air, over all the cattle. I mean, He said, listen, I want you to know that I want you to have victory.

James Greer: [00:58:57] Then He goes on. Over all the earth, the creepy things that creep on the earth. So God, there He is again, created man in His image. In the image of God, He created them. He's trying to make something real clear. He said, I created them in your image, in the image I created him. Male and females, He created them. My goodness gracious. He's going over and over and over. He said, and then He said, then God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. And what? Subdue it. Have victory. God’s making it really clear about a few things He wants us to have. He wants us to subdue it, to have victory, to live in it, have dominion. There it is again. Have victory over the fish of the sea, over birds of the air, over every living thing that moves on the earth. So what God’s saying, if God says something one time, y'all, it's very important. Amen? Well, when God says something repeatedly, it's very, very important. It's something He wants you to pay attention to. He’s saying something you want to focus. He said it's something I want you to really learn. And I'm going to tell you, when He said you're creating in the image of God, He says it three, four, five, six times. He wants you to understand that you were given a God created ability to dream and to dream big. That's the difference you have. He created you, male and female, with a creative ability in the image of God. God was the most creative being that ever was. Amen?

James Greer: [01:00:35] And you have it. Genesis 2:19 says it this way. Out of the ground, the Lord God, He formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air and He brought them to Adam. This is going to be so important later on. Brought them to who? Adam. To see what he would call them. It's going to be important because this is the first time that God created somebody and gave them a free will to see what they would do. And whatever Adam called his creature, that was what its name would be. So that's what He gave him to do. He said, you know, whatever Adam said and Adam gave it names and called the cattle and the birds in the air and every beast of the field. But for Adam, there was uh-oh, not found a helping comparable to him. And you see, Adam, man, he was having the time of his life. He had a relationship with God and they talked and walked and he's out there doing what God. He was delighting in the Lord. Can you imagine? He brings the elephant by. He said, that's an elephant. Never seen an elephant before. That's an alligator. Oh, that's an alligator. And he calls it an alligator. I mean that's a lion, that's an alligator, that's a bluebird. He just, whatever it is. But he was delighted. But there was missing something in his life. He was missing a helper. He didn't even know what he was missing. They'd never seen a woman. He didn't know what it looked like. He didn't know what it was shaped like.

James Greer: [01:02:18] Adam had a dream. He had a dream that he didn’t know what it looked like, he didn’t know what it was shaped like. He just knew that he was missing something. God told him, listen, you were created my image. So I think Adam started dreaming. You can have a dream and you don't know exactly what it looks like and what it's going to be like at the end. Adam was doing what God called him to do the way God called him to do it. You might not know exactly what God's called you do. You might not know exactly what the dream looks like. But you just might know God wants you to do more. He's giving you a desire to do more. Let me read a verse for you. Romans 8:27 and 28. Most people know Romans 28. But you really need to read Romans 27 first. Because it said, now he who searches the heart knows what the mind of the spirit is. God knows your heart, y’all. He knows if you want to do more work for God. He knows if you want to have a dream for God. Because He makes intercessions for the saints according to the will of God.

James Greer: [01:03:42] This is so cool. Sometimes you don't know what the will of God, I don't know what the will of God is. Amen? Do you always know what the will of God is? I don't. But God says as you’re living your life and you have a dream to go forward, you got the Holy Spirit. Now He lives in you and He's making intercessor for you. Now, as you make intercessions, he's making intercessions for the will of God, for your life. And because He's making intercessions for the will of God and your life, Romans 8:28 kicks in, which we call it all time. Now that we can know that all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose. No matter what happens in your life, it can come out to the good because you're doing it according to the will of God. God says, dream big committed to the Lord and trust in the Lord. Because of time, I'm going to read this one verse and we're going to have to start shutting it down unfortunately because man, I've got so much I want to share. It's just bubbling out. I mean I'm telling you, I have to stuff it down.

James Greer: [01:04:41] It's because I want you to dream. Amen? I want you to dream bigger than you've ever dreamed. And I want you to know that nobody can stop your dreams but you. The Psalmist said in 37:4 and 5, delight yourself in the Lord. He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways to Lord. Trust also in Him and they shall come to pass. Delight yourself in the Lord. But because I don't have time to go through it, I want to close with a few things. You've got to have a dream. You've got to commit it to God. You got to trust Him to bring it about. What I found out is that most people don't even know how to delight themselves in the Lord. If you understand what it says, it says, delight thyself in the Lord and He'll bring it about. Right? To delight yourself in the Lord is to quit focusing on what you want and start focusing on what God wants for you. Amen? Some of you need, if you’ll just simply start focusing on what you want and you would start focusing on what God wants for you, He begins to start fulfilling your dream. Then He says trust. How do you trust? How do you trust? Listen, you trust in the Lord, it means no matter what comes my way, you ready? I’m going to run to God instead of away from God.

James Greer: [01:06:13] I tell people all the time. I learned that one time when I had tragedy in my life, when I had almost a nervous breakdown for two or three years. You remember when I dropped out of the ministry? You know what happened to me? I ran away from God instead of to God. When I got to the end, there was nothing there. Now, when I tell people when you have tragedy, I go to people's house, I think of a couple right now, when they lost their son to an overdose, the first thing I said to them, don't run from God, run to God. No matter what you're going through now, when you trust God, you don't run from God. No matter what you're going through, run to God. Some of y'all today, at the end of the service today, you need to run to God, don't run from God. You trust God no matter what's going on in your life, whether it’s suffering, whether it's joy, whether it's pain, whatever it is.

James Greer: [01:06:57] You trust God because you know no matter what it is, you ready? God's going to work it out for your good. That's how you trust. Man, God's got so much in store for us. First of all, you got to be born again. That's how you get that Holy Spirit in you. There has to be a time that you invite Jesus Christ as your Savior in your heart. If you haven't done that and you haven't done it publicly, I pray when I give imitation, when I ask you to stand in a moment, when I ask you to come to the front, would you come and would you do that? Because then you have the Holy Spirit in you and He's interceding God's will for your life. You need to dream, a big dream. If you don't have that, will you come and ask God, God, would you just help me start dreaming? You get a godly dream, nobody can stop you, nobody can shutter you, and God is the one that brings it about. Would you begin to delight yourself in the Lord and begin to focus on what God has for you instead of focusing on all you want? See, life and Christian life is what you can give, not what you can get. And when you give, you get the greatest joy of your life. And then would you trust God this morning? Would you trust Him with your life? Would you trust Him with your problems? Would you just come and say, God, I want to run to you? Me coming to the offer, that’s just a way of trusting you. I'm just going to come to you. Some of you need to come say, hey, this is the church God wants me to be in and I'm trusting you, God. This is where I want. Would stand and let me pray with you and pray for you?

James Greer: [01:08:28] God, I love you. Man, God, you're a great God. I'm excited about what you're going to do to the people. I'm excited about the devotion. I’m excited about the message. God, for those that need to be born again, those that need to have the Holy Spirit guiding and directing and interceding for them, I pray when I give the invitation, they’d step out. For those who have not dreamed, they're just surviving, God, you created them to thrive. I pray, God, that they’d say, hey, I need to start thriving. I need to start dreaming. You created me with the creative ability and desire to dream and I need to start dreaming. I need to start delighting in the Lord. I need to change my focus. I need to focus on you, God, on what you would have me to do, not focus on me, not focus on what I don't have. I'm going to start focus on all you've given me and all you've got for me. You've got great things for me ahead. I'm going to trust in you right now. I’m going to trust my life, I'm going to trust my problems, I’m going to trust my finances, I'm trusting my family. By that, God, I mean, I'm coming to you. As a way of an act of obedience, I’m going to just come to the altar and put it on the altar. Some of you need to follow through in public baptism. You just need to make it public this morning. You just need to come and say, hey, guess what? Next Sunday, I'm following through. I've been putting it off but not anymore. I'm not ashamed of Christ. That's one of the reasons I’m get publicly baptized. I'm going to walk this aisle and I’m going say, hey, next Sunday, some of you need to make this church your home. You need to make it official and you're going to come and you're going to do it today. Whatever God's called you do, I trust that you will trust in Him. And I pray that the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

Bruce Goulart: On behalf of Pastor James, I just want to say thank you for joining our online experience today. Man, what an amazing week 2 to the Time to Dream series. If you [inaudible] you can get online right now at JamesWGreer.com. It is called Open Doors and it’s [inaudible]. But if you need someone to pray with you right now [inaudible] there's a link down in the description that you can click on and fill out and someone will get with you to pray with you right away. Again, I just want to say thank you for joining our online experience today and I hope you have an amazing Sunday and a rest of the week. Thank you.

Recorded in Pineville, Louisiana.
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Journey Church
2900 Donahue Ferry Rd
Pineville, Louisiana 71360