Resurrection Life Church
10112020 | The Beauty In The Valley | Brent Wale
Life is full of ups and downs. Sometime more downs than ups. But as a follower of Jesus we know that the same God that is on the mountain top with us is the same God who will also be with us in the valleys of life. You can find beauty in the darkest and most challenging times of your life. Jesus never promised us a problem free life, but He did promise us a stress free one. “My peace I give you.” Jesus declared. Not just to His disciples that were standing in front of Him but all the ones that would come after them. That’s you and I. Today look and find the beauty in the valley.
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  • Resurrection Life Church
    795 Memorial Blvd, Picayune, MS 39466, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
2020 is a year that is showing what kind of person you are
Your life is going to have plenty of high moments, and those are great. But if you have the peace of God inside of you then high moment or low moments have a beauty to them.
Keys to finding the beauty in the Valley:
1.FIND THE JOY
· You will excel in what you find joy in.
· Now of we stop there we have a very popular reasoning for not excelling in life.
· If your struggling to excel in your spiritual life then the problem is likely rooted in the fact that it brings you no joy.



· Jesus was no different, he needed joy to motivate him. We think that its out of sheer discipline and hard work were going to be motivated to crawl out of the valley on to the mountain.
· If you don't have joy in your spiritual walk, if you don't find yourself excited to pray or read HIS Word or excel in your spirituality then start by admitting it.
· You can’t confront what you don’t admit.
A. Surround yourself by a Godly cloud of witnesses.
Church is necessary for a godly life, you will always suffer from a lack of spiritual joy if you surround yourself by the world more than His cloud of witnesses
B. Turn your eyes to Jesus the champion and perfecter of our faith.
· If you lack the joy God can champion and perfect, you
· He can lead you to green pastures and besides still waters
· He can lead you to a place of Joy.
o Where is your joy
o Let's get honest
o Let's get in church
o Let's let Him champion our joy
2. FIGHT YOUR INFLUENCE
· Do you want God’s will, more than yours.
· In those moments understand you have made yourself more influential than God
· It is hard to imagine an effective Movement whose key leader dies and it’s a good thing.
·In all practicality there hasn't been any earthly movement that has stayed effective after the death of its leader.
We have to get into a place where we are able to move on the Word of God, even when it makes no sense to our flesh.
3. KNOW YOUR ROLE

· Which is it God - be still or get moving? It is hard to walk out any challenging season of where to rest and where to move?
· What Do you need to be doing right now?
· The road you walk on has two ditches - one is doing nothing, and not giving a place for God to move the other ditch is doing it in your own power and potentially missing Gods best You don’t want to be in either ditch.
· You want to be in the middle of those two extremes.
· Mechanics - This is the practical solutions - it’s the part you can learn and navigate, and God can use
· Art - this is the place you need sensitivity to navigate - it can defy all the rules. Its looks like asking God how he wants to do it and then allowing God’s way to rule.
4. FIGHT THE FEAR - its what’s in your heart that come out.

A. Our baggage and fear keeps us from seeing God
B. Our own understanding – (Matt 15:20)
· Aslan said to the witch, "Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written." Get what God says on the subject, ignore any other noise = grab the popcorn
· Asking God to bless what you’re doing is not as good as asking God what He is doing and joining in .
Proverbs 3:5-6 Lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your footpath.
When you encounter the unknown, that’s when what is in your heart comes out. The anxiety, fear, the hurt the pain, the addiction, the "insert" your issue: but when you encounter the unknown and you know how to lean not on your own understanding then the unknown won’t bother you, it’s your home turf.
If there is something in your life that has gotten to you, if you don’t know how to be the guy who grabs the popcorn instead of getting all bothered. Come to the alter
Come and:
Fight the fear
Know your role
Fight your influence
Find your Joy
Come……