WCM Grand Opening Sermon Notes: New Year, Same God
By Pastor Shana Wise
Exodus 3:14, 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’
This is the first day of 2021, and one question that I have for you is how did your 2020 vision work out for you this year?
2020 had us to talk about a lot of things, and most of our conversations were drawn out of feelings and emotions-but how did you see God move in the earth and your life in 2020?
Even though we experienced COVID-19, racial tensions, politics that divided us, division in the church, job loss, unemployment, death of loved ones, divorce, increased suicide, drug use, abuse, depression, dysfunctional marriages, families, and relationships; and the list goes on: DID YOU STILL SEE GOD MOVE IN 2020?!
I know this is a new year, but He is still the Same God!
God is still the Great I Am. Even though we experienced major changes in the earth in 2020, God did not change and He is still the same God going into 2021.
We must remember who we serve: we serve a God who dwells in eternity and time at the same time. Time is a spirit and we are living in it (Chronos), however we are eternal beings connected to an Eternal God.
In my book, The Impact of Your Election, I state that our very existence is connected to prophecy fulfilled. Meaning, we are living during a time where we are walking out and living the script that has already been written before the foundations of the world. We serve a God who created and spoke everything into existence.
God wants us to receive the revelation of his word through our everyday lives.
What did God reveal to you about Himself in 2020? Did you receive the revelation of Jesus Christ despite all the chaos that was taking place?
This is what God revealed to me in 2020:
He challenged me to see beyond my flesh, feelings, and circumstances. In doing this He showed me that #allsoulsmatter. He revealed to me that he never called or address His children by the color of their skin, but only by their name; even the bible itself categorized people by their tribes and nations.
He revealed to me the importance of moving in His time and not mine.
All distractions that I have in my life, I am in control of them.
I recognize that I can do nothing without Him, because even though my spirit is willing, my flesh is still weak.
The most important thing we can receive from the Word of God is revelation. My hearts desire moving forward is demonstration of the Kingdom on Earth through the revelation of Christ Jesus. Less talk and more action!
About the Author
Dr. Shana Wise is an ordained Pastor and CEO of Wise Choice Ministries (est. 2016). She is the founder of The Well Christian Women’s Network formally known as Christian Women Preachers United. Dr. Wise is the author of women’s devotional, Acts of Intercession, and The Impact of Your Election (available on Amazon). She received a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2019 from St. Thomas Christian University. Her passion is to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, equip others to apply the Word to their lives, and demonstrate the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a televangelist that appears on social media outlets and television. Shana is married to Ron Wise and is the mother of four children.
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Acts of Intercession
The Impact of Your Election
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