I want to ask you a question. How many times have you thought of past events in your life and uttered the words "If only I had done that different."? Many times we call that regret. And while we can certainly learn from the past regret has the ability to drag us down. The past can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be filled with wonderful memories or gut wrenching regret. Those two little words, "if only...", can be a weight around our necks that drag us to the pit of despair.
But, what if we could replace those two words with two new words? What if, instead of focusing on the regret of "if only", we set our minds to pondering the possibilities of the "what if"? Possibility not past, hope instead of regret, “what if" instead of "if only", this is the basis of the "What if...?" project.
What is the "What if...?" Project? To boil it down to one word it is about hope! It is about Christians gathering with the sole purpose of rediscovering hope. It is about, once again, discovering the hope we have in Jesus Christ and living out that hope each and every day of our lives.
The "What if...?" Project is a burden that God has placed on my heart for the people of the Arkansas Valley in southeastern Colorado. On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Christians from all over the valley are invited to come and share a worship experience that will focus on the restoration of hope in the lives of our communities, in each other, and in us.
Perhaps you are saying to yourself, "Derek, I haven't lost hope in anything." Outstanding! Then we want you to come alongside and encourage those who have lost hope. Through great speakers, great music, and great prayer, you will experience God in a unique and exciting way.
We are so excited about this opportunity to challenge the body of Christ to respond to this call for action. It is time for all Christians to stand and proclaim with one voice that our hope shall not be determined by the regret of "if only" but by the possibility of the "what if"!
God has great things planned for the Arkansas Valley and it is time for us to claim our part in those plans. So plan to join us on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 6 PM at the La Junta High School gymnasium as we proclaim God's promises and the possibilities of the "What if...?"
For more information about the "What if...? Project go to our Facebook page at http://goo.gl/wfbSd4. or go to www.derekhutchisonministries.com to learn more.