Chrysalis August 2018

Bad News or Good News

You know the question…you want the good news or the bad news first?  I tend to always answer the question with tell me the bad first so I can end on the good.  So here it is: Time marches on and generations come and go just as the sun rises and sun sets, we are all going to die and chances are we will not be remembered three generations from now.  Wow you say that’s a depressing thought but truth is apart from God, life is just an event that we have to endure until it’s over. 

Good News is that with a relationship with God life isn’t just something we have to endure until we die but instead life becomes this amazing journey that we get to enjoy as we love God by loving people and serving them as the hands and feet of Jesus.  As we walk this amazing journey of life with God he uses us all in different ways to make a difference and to influence the lives of everyone around us for the kingdom of God. 

So as you ponder this think about how you are living your life.  Is it in the bad news mentality or the good news mentality? Are you just getting by hanging in there in the mundane and possibly even the hard stuff of life or are making the most of everyday with purpose and meaning that leads to something great and amazing such as joy and peace? God wants to bust through our mundane and our hard and He wants to do something new and great. I love the promises of God that we can stand on like this one: Behold, I will do a new thing, and now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19 and then in Revelation 21:5 He reminds us again that He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”  And He said, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”  God’s words are true and faithful and they can be trusted.  I love that we can believe and trust that He is making all things new and that even though we are dying we can live and have life abundantly here on earth as we wait for our heavenly life.  Are you ready and prepared to enter your eternal heavenly home when you die?  That is really the most important question of the moment.  How about your family and friends?  Are you sharing Jesus with those around you in your circle of influence?  Are you inviting them to go to church with you and have they taken a Chrysalis journey or their walk to Emmaus?  Are you seeing a problem and being the solution?  Are you walking in the joy of the Lord as he brings us the gift of a new day?  God wants to create something new in you today!  He wants to take the mundane of your life and make it new and joyful.  Thank you Father for making all things new!

Chrysalis Updates

We have some exciting Chrysalis news! Our teams for our upcoming Chrysalis journeys are meeting and God is already moving in a mighty way amongst the teams! Young Women’s Journey #43 is fast approaching! August 30-September 2, 2018. Sarah Tucker is the LD. Please invite and send your applications to Kayla Watson,,  806-549-5853.

Young Men’s Journey #35 is fasting approaching as well! September 13-16th 2018 Kelton Coleman is the LD. Send your applications to: Jonathan Bloxom,, 806-632-4764.

We will be doing team selections soon for the 2019 journeys. If you want to be pray fully considered to work these journeys please reach out and let us know. We need you and Christ is counting on you! Please please who can you invite to these Chrysalises? God is doing a new thing amongst our future leaders 18-25.  Who in your circle needs this amazing experience?   

Fly with Christ,

Susan Gillispie
Chrysalis Community LD