New Beginnings Christian Center

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New Beginnings Christian Center is a young, growing ministry planted on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida, right off of Interstate-10 at Lane Avenue and Ramona Blvd.  We believe that God has called us to train and equip a new generation of Christians devoted to serving the King and advancing His Kingdom here in Jacksonville and around the world.
Our mission is to Touch People with the love of Jesus, to Restore the broken relationships which plague our lives, to Equip Believers for works of service and to Release Disciples into the world to proclaim the good news of the risen Christ.
New Beginnings Christian Center is a member of the Southeast Districtof the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. You can learn more about our beliefs and values here on our website, or visit the International Foursquare Website for more information about the Foursquare movement. (More Foursquare News)
Loss of control, with Molly Crabbe
 

What do you do when things feel like they’re spinning out of control? In this week’s Foursquare Family Moment, Missions Pastor Molly Crabbe reminds us that we don’t have to have it all figured out.​

 

Fall usually means gray skies and rain in the Pacific Northwest. The physical darkness that this season brings makes me physically and mentally tired. At times, it feels as if I have no control over my own ability to move forward on the things I love to do.

This year has brought an extreme amount of heaviness and a loss of control as we have navigated both a pandemic and a contentious election.

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7, NIV).

I encourage you to take time to reflect and be honest about how you are really doing right now. We do not have to have it all figured out. Ask the Lord to show you where you need to hand over the things you have been trying to carry alone.

Reflect on these questions to get you centered on the Lord:

  • How do you start and end your day? “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33).
  • Do you take time to reflect on where God is at work around you? “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). 
  • Is thankfulness overflowing from your lips (Col. 2:6-7)? 
  • Do you look for ways to bless others (Prov. 11:25)? 

By: Molly Crabbe, missions pastor of Church of Living Water (Olympia Foursquare Church) in Olympia, Wash. 

 
Prayer + Reflection
 

Take a few moments to seek the Lord by reflecting and praying using these prayer points:

1. Spend time at the beginning of your day seeking the Lord and being quiet in His presence.

2. Allow your gratitude to overflow to the Lord as you thank Him for your many blessings.

3. Ask God how you can help “refresh” others around you, provide a sense of calm and bless them today.

4. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, pray that Christians will be a blessing to all nations. Pray that people will reach out with the love and peace of Christ to members of the community who have different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.