The Gathering DFW

We are a non-denominational, spirit-filled church located in DFW with services on Thursday nights at 7pm.  

Kingdom Pro

PROMOTION: the act of furthering the growth or development of something

PRO- A word in our culture that describes someone getting paid millions to in most cases; shoot, run, hit, throw a ball or to drive, ride, fight, swing, fish, explore and you can now even be considered a PRO eater if you can shove 68 hotdogs down your gullet in 4 minutes. Lastly, you can give yourself a silly nickname and the world will call you that name. (Chad, even though you are no longer playin’ ball thanks for giving up Occhocinco, it made us all feel a little silly saying it!)

Take away the millions of dollars and you have someone that is good at something. “Man, he or she sure is a real PRO at____!”

MOTION- An impulse that tells the mind or will to move…The cheetah gets an impulse to create motion when it sees a gazelle wander off from the crowd. Or when the fastest men in the world Usain Bolt lines up on a track and sprints down it in seconds for more gold medals.

If you are alive then your body is constantly in motion. Your heart rate is tracked by BPM Beats Per Minute. A beat means that the human heart should remain in constant motion until the beating stops. Then from the heart you have the motion of blood that moves throughout your body from head to toe. Even in your brain you have a trillion neurons that signal to each other to help the body remain in motion whether awake or asleep.

 How do we become PRO’s at MOTION?

WE GO!!! WE GROW!!! In Christ!!!

Philemon 1:6
[And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory].

Let’s go back to the word PRO: A word that can also describe someone who goes above and beyond for the Kingdom. Someone who actually lives out being Jesus hands and feet and who goes out into the world with the story of Jesus and their own personal story of how they came to know Him.

 Sidenote: If you don’t know. I spent almost 5 years playing competitive beach volleyball and as fun as that was the only characteristic I carried in being like Jesus back then, “I was barefoot or in sandals(flip-flops)!”

I cannot tell you how great it feels to be a PRO for the Kingdom and helping others become Pro’s for Jesus.

God is Growing You!

Matthew 17:20 20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Over in Asia there is a plant called the Chinese Bamboo.  This thing actually grows up to ninety feet tall.  The thing is for five years it does not grow. But you still have to water it and take care of it for five years. Then when it hits the fifth year mark of its life it starts growing 48 inches every hour. In five more weeks from the first growth spurt it grows to ninety feet. 

So here is my question for you today. Did the Bamboo tree grow in five weeks or did it grow in five years? 

Listen to me today. God is GROWING you right now! You may not see it or feel it, but he is watering you, he is putting down fertilizer in your life preparing you for that sudden outburst of a ‘Whole nutha level’. But you haven’t even come out of the ground. Your seed is still germinating you are gaining strength and when you do come out of ground but God knows there is going to be storms with hurricane winds that could pull up your roots. You are in a growth pattern with God even if you do not see it. (Come on somebody that’ll preach!!!!) 

Because when you do come out of the ground, no one will be able to shake you, pull you out of the ground, uproot you. WHY? Because your roots are buried deep into the ground because of God’s preparation in your life in getting you ready. 

6 Things to keep you growing: 

  1. Stay consistent with your hopes and dreams even if you don’t see results. It takes time to build.

  2. Master your current level where you are right now. 

  3. “For you to have everything in life you want you must first help enough other people get what they want!” – Zig Ziglar

  4. Keep that “Positive” attitude – it’s infectious

  5. You have to become a Finisher of what you start. If you are one that starts something, then starts something else, then starts something else…Where is the finish line. Don’t just keep re-inventing the wheel but finish it. 

  6. THINK Excellence, BE Excellent, Do things excellently

If you are faithful in the little things God knows you will be faithful in the large things. 

YOU ARE BLESSED!

c/o (Blake Porter)