advent week 2 – whom shall i fear?

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Swimming in the ocean can be a lot of fun, but occasionally a set of waves come in, and it can be a little scary.

I feel like Christmas for the Tech Artist can feel like the ocean sometimes. You see the wave forming in the distance and maybe you worry a little. As you watch the wave build and grow larger, your anxiety level heightens. You ask yourself if you’re going to be able to catch this wave and surf it. Or maybe play it safe and duck-dive through it. Or will you be caught in it and tossed around, hoping to survive and surface on the other side? 

The holidays come at us like a big wave, growing larger and larger, and the stress and anxiety of everything that needs to get done builds and builds. Psalms 27 is a reminder that our Lord says not to fear.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

Remember that we have the most powerful entity in the universe behind us. To God, our Christmas services are just a blip on the radar. 

What has us so worried? With getting things done, deadlines, and creating the actual service, God looks down and says, “Trust me. Have no fear. We will get through this together. You have my mighty hand at your disposal. Just call upon Me to help.”

Need some community and prayer during this time? Reach out to us and let us know how we can pray for you, your family, your team, and your church this holiday season!

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Dennis Choy

Building Teams, especially with behind-the-scenes ministries, is what Dennis has been doing for over 30 years. He currently oversees the production teams at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Before joining the Saddleback team, he was the Executive Pastor and Production Pastor for 25 years at North Coast Church in San Diego. Creating and developing Production, Creative and Communications teams are his favorite areas to lead and serve. He is excited to share his experiences (the good and the bad) with anyone who wants to hear. He gives a real-life perspective of "how things really work" in the church world. Dennis has had the privilege of teaching classes at FILO, NAB, INFOCOMM, SALT, NAMM and other conferences around the country. He resides in Oceanside, CA with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.

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