June 15 2014

Unleashing Hope  \\  Jun 15, 2014

“Burnout” can be emotional, spiritual, physical, relational… it can also be a result of letting things “pile up” on us. Life is busy. It’s full of craziness that can make it easy for things to pile up. Trials, and trying times, hit everybody. So Ray puts some perspective on a recent “bad day” that he had, to encourage us that spiritual maturity can help safeguard us from being burned-out by external circumstances. In fact, the book of James says that these “faith-testers” actually develops perseverance in us! Life’s circumstances can either develop our faith, or destroy it. It depends on how we choose to respond. Let God keep you in balance today!

Ray Johnston

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Pastor Ray Johnston has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay, which Ray describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation with more than 12,000 people coming together every weekend at the Granite Bay campus and thousands more in multiple affiliated churches throughout the Sacramento region.

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