Fresh Hope – 26th May 2018

Most of you will know about the seating on an aircraft. There’s economy (the majority) and then on some flights there are premium economy, business class and some flights, even first class seats.

Often in life, we can feel like we’re in ‘economy’. We can look at social media and see how everyone seems to be doing better than us (they’re not, they’re just telling you the best bits) and somehow we feel very hard done to and like we are at the bottom of the pile.

You know somethin? As Christian I should have the attitude that says “God is my Father and He has the best plans for my life…He wants me to live a FIRST CLASS life.”

You see, on the physical aeroplane, you may not be up the front drinking champagne with your complimentary pyjamas and lie-flat seats, but you are ON the flight, which means you are going somewhere, when a majority of people are not.

This should be our attitude…
– I am fortunate to even be on this flight
– I was blessed to have the money to pay for this ticket
– I’m on my way to experience something new
– Thank you for the opportunity
– I may not have paid first class prices, but I’m going to have a first class experience.
– Because God favours His kids, it cost me 10 x less than the people up front. Ha ha.

If we have an attitude of gratitude every day that says…
– I’m fortunate to be alive
– I’m beyond thankful that I’m a child of the king of kings
– Jesus paid for this ticket, how dare I moan?
– Thank you for this journey, and even with it’s ups and downs, turbulence and scary moments you are always with me
– your plan for my life is perfect, we are on a great journey together
– and sometimes when I feel cramped, at least I’m going somewhere

THEN your day will be different and your life will be different

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29 v 11)

Don’t see yourself today as living an economy life, see yourself as extremely privileged to be in the family of God.

Pastor Gillian

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