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January 15, 2015

You’ve Got More!

You know that feeling you have when you do something you didn’t think you could do?

– You pushed through a really difficult workout!
– You nailed a very challenging presentation for a client!
– You aced an incredibly tough exam!
– You facilitated a much-needed conversation with your friend!
– You did it! You lost the weight or closed the deal or worked the overtime or mastered the material!

And you proved…you’ve got more! You’ve got more capacity. You’ve got more to give. You’ve got more to offer. You’ve got untapped, unrealized, unused potential bottled up on the inside of you. You’ve proved it already.

Let 2015 push you toward the limit of your more!

January 12, 2015

Sunday’s Quotables

Happy Monday from Katie, Stu’s Assistant. I really hope that you joined us yesterday for Exodus Pt. 2, “Don’t Sabotage Your Future.” If you missed it, you can check it out now. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

1. Our tendency is to carry things from the past into the present.
2. A lot of us do that in life, we try to bring then into now and when you consistently do that, here’s what happens – you allow the past to have a negative impact on the present.
3. His past experience, what did it do, it determined his present-day reaction.
4. I want you to understand today that some of you are allowing your past to sabotage your present and maybe even your future.
5. You’re sacrificing your destiny at the expense of your history.
6. Don’t let last year condition you for this year because God wants to deliver you into a new year.
7. No matter what God does to bring them out of Egypt, they still had a little bit of Egypt in them.
8. Complaining sucks you in like a vacuum cleaner!
9. Don’t delay what God wants to do in 2015 because of some circumstance, or some hurt, or some rejection, or some pain, or some wrong thinking from 2014.
10. Some of us today need an attitude adjustment because the attitudes from the past don’t belong in 2015 and you need to believe and trust in the promises of God for a brand new season of your life as you leave the past behind.

January 7, 2015

Video Update… Exodus: Leave Last Year Behind!

January 6, 2015

6 Decisions To An Amazing 2015

I recently shared that daily decisions lead to a different destiny. Here are six decisions that can lead to an amazing 2015. Choose one or all six and I guarantee you that your year will be different because of it:

1. Decide to read your Bible every day!
Getting God’s word in you will change you. Subscribe to our Waters Edge Web Notes or download YouVersion, a free Bible app, and begin a reading plan.
2. Decide to live on a budget!
Money can be the single greatest stressor in your life, so eliminate the stress by pre-planning how your money will be spent. Visit http://iwasbrokenowimnot.com/tools/ for helpful and free tools. And by the way, include giving as part of your budget. Nothing will impact your financial future more than giving back to God.
3. Decide to get on a team!
When you use your time and energy alongside others to serve God and others, it changes you! Join a volunteer team at your church and your year will be different.
4. Decide to join a group!
You can’t grow and mature spiritually alone. You need others and you might be surprised to learn that others need you.
5. Decide to get fit!
You will feel better, respond better, and live better if you take some simple steps toward fitness.
6. Decide to learn from last year, but leave it behind!
Don’t carry last year’s disappointments, frustrations, regrets, and baggage into this new year. It’s a brand new day so embrace it and start with a fresh, clean slate.

Year 2015…THIS IS IT!

January 5, 2015

Sunday’s Quotables

Happy Monday and Happy New Year from Katie, Stu’s Assistant. I hope that you joined us as we kicked off “Exodus” yesterday! If you missed it, check it out now! Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

1. There were lots of salvation decisions in 2014. Do you know that in our church in 2014 we got to see 1,736 people cross over from death to life?!
2. Instead of your prayers beginning with “thank you God” maybe your prayers began more with “why God?” or “where are you God?”
3. I want, today, to try to help you see how that God might be using the painful moments of 2014 to position you for the powerful moments of 2015.
4. Sometimes you have to go through it in order to get to it!
5. And God brought some of you through 2014 in order to get you to 2015 and I just want to declare over you that 2014 was your through it year, but 2015 is going to be your to it year!
6. You can’t stop God’s people.
7. If you’re not dead, you’re not done. God’s still got more in store for you.
8. That leads to this.
9. You wouldn’t really appreciate the light if you had never seen the darkness.
10. If you gotta go through it to get to it and if that leads to thisYear 2015…This Is It!

December 23, 2014

GOODBYE 2014!

I talk to my staff all the time about living in rhythm…pacing in your life in such a way that you rest well in slow seasons so that you can work hard in fast seasons. The build-up to Christmas is a fast season in my life…and the kick-off to a new year is too. That’s why I learned a long time ago to rest between Christmas and the New Year…I get replenished and I work hard to replenish those closest to me.

So I’m not only saying goodbye TO 2014, but also FOR 2014. I’ll be quiet on the blog and social media for the next week, but you can still enjoy:

It’s been a great year, but I’m convinced that 2015 is going to be even greater! I can’t wait to share it with you right here at stuhodges.com! I’ll see you then!

December 22, 2014

Sunday’s Quotables

Happy Monday from Katie, Stu’s Assistant. I hope that you joined us for our Redneck Christmas finale this weekend. If you missed it, you can check it out on Christmas Eve on our website. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

1. John the Baptist… I think he was the first ever redneck to live.
2. John the Baptist shows us this, that an encounter with Jesus Christ can change everything about your life.
3. I want to just remind someone today that sometimes our feelings, they don’t really tell us the truth about reality.
4. I want to declare over every single one of you today: that like Mary, you are favored by the God of this universe!
5. We are a group of people gathered who believe that with God nothing is impossible!
6. John the Baptist, in the mama’s womb, goes redneck, buck wild crazy the moment he encounters Jesus.
7. Because Jesus is the only one who can bring true joy to your life and John knew, John knew that Jesus had come to bring joy to the world!
8. True, lasting, fulfilling, satisfying joy comes only from Jesus and from being in His presence.
9. Prepare the way for Jesus! Make straight paths for Him in your heart because one moment in His presence can change you forever.
10. Relationships change us and Jesus, by His power and presence, wants to change you today, it does not matter who you are, or where you’ve been, or what you’ve done.

December 19, 2014

To Every WEC Volunteer & Giver This Christmas:

Think about this…

YOU GET TO TELL THE STORY!

The story that there is hope and forgiveness and peace and love and acceptance and joy!

YOU GET TO TELL THE STORY!

The story that life doesn’t have to be this way.
The story that light came to the darkness.
The story that love came for us.

YOU GET TO TELL THE STORY!

The story that changed your life.
The story that has changed thousands of lives at WEC.
The story that will change someone’s life this weekend!

YOU GET TO TELL THAT STORY!

We will all do some important things in our lifetime.
We will all share some incredible moments.
But nothing is more important and no moment more incredible than getting to tell the story!

NOW…through volunteering and giving you get to tell the story all weekend long to thousands of people! This is our moment to tell HIS story.

December 18, 2014

A Sneak Peek At My Christmas Message

In just a couple more days, I have the honor and privilege of sharing the greatest story ever told. To be honest, it’s unbelievable that I get to re-tell it. I am

humbled…
excited…
nervous…
anxious…
thrilled!

As you consider who you should invite to come with you, or maybe if you’re even going to come yourself, I thought I might share with you the big idea of my Christmas message this year:

“One moment in the presence of the Savior can change everything!”

I hope you’ll join me in His presence this Saturday & Sunday for one of our 16 services at one of our 4 campuses…I believe it can change everything!

December 17, 2014

Video Update… Redneck Christmas Behind the Scenes #2