God is always behind the blessings and He has blessed us to make us a blessing. This week as I write this for you, I was thinking of Christian Lifestyle Living in the year of our Lord 2021. It would mean:
1. Becoming as the Lord requires.
2. Whether others see me or not, I must conduct my affairs as the gospel requires.
3. Stand fast in one spirit and one mind; steadfastness.
4. Strive together with one another. Not strive against one another.
A couple with ten children were getting on a bus, the driver asked. “Are all of these your children or are you going on a picnic?” The mother answered, “Yes, they are mine and I assure you this is, No Picnic!” There are a lot of moving parts to a church family and it works best when all the members are functioning to the best of their ability.
When Paul was writing to the Philippians and in Chapter 1:27 he addresses this subject:
Whatever happens, keep living your lives based on the reality of the gospel of Christ. Then when I come to see you, or hear good reports of and one passion— celebrating together as conquerors in the faith of the gospel. TPT
WOULD YOU ALLOW ME THINK OUT LOUD FOR A MOMENT?
WHEN I STOP TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH DURING THE CHALLENGE OF 2021, I AM “GOD SMACKED”, but in a good way. I hope you realize that none of what we have been able to do could have been done without your love for God and the faithful support of those who truly believe in the vision God had given us for the next generation. From all the staff and our families, thank you for believing in us this year when we have obligated ourselves to our God who has obligated Himself to His Word.
With warm regards as we follow our God Given Passion,