Excerpt from my Weekly Email

“Trust God with what you cannot control. Honor God with what you can.” That was the message from our “Life Apps” series on Sunday. James gave us a fitting illustration in our text, “See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains” (James 5:8). We’re reminded that weather is completely out of the farmer’s control. There are things a farmer can control. He must prepare the soil and he must plant the seed. But after that he must wait patiently for the systems of creation to do their work. James is reminding believers who have had to go through suffering to put their trust in God. “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy” (James 5:11). He wants good things for you. In fact, he would not allow suffering to happen if there were not a far greater good ahead. How much different might your life be if you honored God with what you can control and trusted Him with everything that you can’t?

If you missed Sunday, you can always stay up with our series by watching the message video here:

We crossed a critical financial threshold last week of which you need to be aware. Because of extra principle payments made possible through our Radical Faith Stewardship Journey, our total debt load at Cedar Ridge is now under the $2 million mark. For a church with three campuses and such great facilities, that is not a bad place to be. Our goal is to completely eliminate that debt and free up those funds for ministry. Reducing our debt positions us to be ready in the future when God calls us to move. Thank you for your faithful giving and extra generosity to Radical Faith.

Keep praying for our Coweta Campus. Only 2 weeks until launch!

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