|Theme Verse: Isaiah 43: 18-19
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do
you not perceive it? I am making a way in the
wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
At any given moment in our lives each of us has...
Conversations we've been putting off.
Reasonable risks we've been avoiding.
Goals we want to achieve.
Yet often times the more significant an action feels the easier it is to put off. We
get distracted from the big decisions by the immediate needs of the day. What
all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us
get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely.
At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply and so we have created
this year’s theme to inspire you to choose the extraordinary.
Be you, Bravely is designed to help us focus on making the choices that could
create the most good in our lives, help us to step into healthy risk and to do it in
the context of community where we can cheer one another on.
Sometimes, good people wait patiently for God to intervene when what he is
wanting is for us to act bravely and do something. Being a follower of Jesus
calls for courage. The journey feels unexpected and unconventional. It requires
bravely playing hide and seek in the dark, confronting the fears that scare us and
holding the hand of a redeemer-guide who calls us to courageous acts of risk
and trust. It means coloring outside of the lines. Dreaming bigger than we ever
have before and getting swept up into the plans of a God who leaves us
breathless with wonder.
It takes courage to ask brave questions and even more courage to search for
the answers. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask
one another what it means to “Be you, Bravely”.
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