A Message from the Pastor
I have been your pastor now for a little over a month and may I say I’m still thrilled. Ginger and I want to thank you for the warmest of welcomes as we begin to settle in. I am going to ask you to pray with me that God will bless us in our attempts to reach our community for Christ and that we’ll see the blessings of heaven pour forth. I pray daily that God will give us the opportunity to reach the lost and see our children and youth departments grow not only in number but in the Spirit.
I’m also praying that God will give us a vision for specific ministries and missions He would have us to be a part of. I know that the Lord be bless and give His direction because He wants us to be fully aware of His will in our personal life and church life. All we have to do is ask.
Philippians 3:4-7, 13 tells us to; “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The key is to pray and become transformed to God’s will; prayer is not for God it is for us to reshape us, and get us to see things the way God sees things.
Prayer shapes and molds our will to align with His. If we allow God to get us on board with His program and plan then He will give us the strength in the Spirit to accomplish His will. We must never try to accomplish the spiritual in the flesh so we must pray, pray, pray.
I do not have all, or maybe even many, of the answers to our immediate problems and struggles. However, I know how to reach the One with all the solutions and abilities to correct all things.
May the Peace of God guard your hearts as we endeavor to please our Lord and Savior!
With a Shepherds Heart