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PASTORS SHAUN & AMY GUSTAFSON

 
 

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Insight and wisdom from High Point Leadership
 

Present Your Words as a Gift

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness, to the soul and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

When doing marriage seminars, we typically give a sheet of paper for each person to fill out at one of the sessions, asking them to list five things they most appreciate about their spouse. Then they are supposed to give this list to their spouse. Numerous times, we have had women in particular tell us afterward that when they read their husband’s list about them they cried. These women expressed how they had never heard their husband say these things before, and seeing them in writing brought them to tears. It seems couples often think the other one “just knows” they are appreciated. However, how can they know unless they are told?

Just think how powerful and impacting it would be on every marriage if spouses, parents, and children verbalized the things they appreciate about each other on a daily basis. We believe this alone would drop the divorce rates drastically and cause children to do better in school! People have a need to feel significant and do something significant. Interestingly, the more valued someone feels, the more likely they are to accomplish great things.

Our words have great power to set the course of direction for those under our sphere of influence. Often without realizing it, we are making a choice each day to speak words that heal or words that hurt. When we speak pleasantly to those around us, it literally brings health to their body! Have you ever noticed people will often gravitate toward someone who makes them feel good about themselves? Why? Good words refresh the human spirit. When we hear kind words spoken over us it actually empowers us to live a healthy, prosperous life. Similarly, when we speak words of praise and thankfulness to God and others, we are veered away from defeat and propelled towards victory. 

There was a study done on women who left their husband before no-fault divorce laws. It showed the top reason wives walked away from their marriage was that they felt unappreciated. If the same study had been done on men, I’m sure the results would have been similar, because everyone needs to feel valued. Mary Kay Ash used to say, make people feel like they are wearing a sign that says, “Make me feel important!”

Throughout the month of June we encourage you to present your words as a gift to those around you! We are sure it will produce good fruit in your relationships and we can’t wait to hear your testimonies! 

With love, Pastors Shaun & Amy


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A Higher Standard

A phrase often used in business circles is “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” This saying characterizes the day in which we live. It seems everything is about speed. How fast can we get it done? How fast can we get there? How fast can this machine run? Fast is great! But when it comes to great leaders, God is not looking for someone who will just focus on getting the job done fast. He is looking for people who will get the job done with excellence. 

God set high standards on leadership positions in His church. Why? Because He wants believers to have excellent role models in order to become the best leaders in the world. He knows that what is in the head will flow into the body, and He wants His body taking dominion here on the earth! 

In the day we live, books on leadership in the workplace abound. People have learned how to achieve promotion, how to lead their companies, and how to make it to the top of their profession. Yet at the same time of great leaders abounding in the earth, we have seen marriages fail and families fall apart at alarming rates! What is the answer to this dilemma? We believe the answer begins with a study of leadership in the home. According to 1 Timothy 3:5, striving to achieve a leadership position before it has been achieved in the home, is like the old adage of putting the cart before the horse. God knows that whether in the ministry or the workplace, the joys of success achieved are much greater when a person has a peaceful environment to come home to and enjoy the fruit of their labor. 

Architects tell us that the taller they plan to build a building the deeper they plan and place the foundation footings under the ground in order to support the building to keep it from tipping over. This is a perfect illustration of why God desires that believers have strong marriages and families. He knows that the deeper a marriage and family is rooted in God’s love and unity, the higher that family can build and the more dominion they can take in the earth to achieve greatness for God.

We believe in you! 

Shaun & Amy


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His Workmanship

Why did God make you? Did He have something in mind specifically that you are supposed to do with your life? Yes! We know from Psalm 139:14 that as He gave life to each child in the womb, He put seeds of greatness into each one. The Psalmist says to the Lord, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” God calls you marvelous! 
 
You are the workmanship of God. You may be looking at your flaws and failures, but God is looking at the gold He placed inside you. You have a pre-ordained, call of God on your life. 
 
You were made for a divine destiny, an eternal purpose. Your life has great value to God and people. You were created beautifully by God, to be an expression of His goodness and love to others in some way. 
 
Before you had ever lived a day of your life yet, God saw you being formed in the womb and He pre-wrote a book about the good things He wanted to do in and through you to fashion your calling from Him. He placed gifts inside you to guide and encourage you to success in achieving that calling. 
 
“My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:15-16
 
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
 
We simply wrote this today to remind you that you are special to God. He has a plan for your life. If you want to know more of what that beautiful plan is, take time to pray over it and listen to His direction. 
 
He typically doesn’t tell us everything about His plan for us at once, because it may seem overwhelming. Instead, as we pray and pursue Him, He gives us bits and pieces as we are ready for them. He tells us what step to take now and gives us glimpses in our heart of the future. As He guides you along the path of His plan for your life, remember to stay consistent with the 3 P’s: pray, prepare, and pursue what He shows you to do! 
 
God bless you in all you put your hands to! 
 
Pastors Shaun & Amy

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Our 2-Part Connection Point (New Members) class is held every quarter. 
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During the 11 AM Service, upstairs
 
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