It seems like the beginning of the 2019 year has already been filled with surprises, at least when it comes to the weather which really shouldn’t come as any surprise at all. I mean after all we do live in Missouri. But it did seem like that every major snow storm came in on a Saturday and affected our Sunday worship or it came in on Tuesday which affected our Wednesday evening prayer time. However, I began to reflect on those times that we were not together as a church and I reminded myself, did I continue to worship God even when we were not corporately doing so?
We cannot, under any circumstances, take a vacation from God and our relationship with Him. You must remember that Satan is like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8) and he’s ready to knock you off course with your relationship with God. So you must be on “high alert” and not let Satan distract or discourage you from doing what Jesus has called you to do and that is to love God and your neighbor as yourself (Matt. 22:27-39). You cannot let Satan destroy your relationship with God.
We, as a church, have many great opportunities throughout this year to show our love for God by how we love each other and how we love our neighbors. We have several outreach opportunities coming up in the next few months that will give us the opportunity to connect with each other as well as with our community. We have our high attendance Sunday school coming up in March as well as our outreach Easter Egg Hunt and Sunrise Service in April, followed up with our Community Outreach Block Party in the month of May.
So there’s no time for any of us to take a vacation from God because we have so much work that we have to do in order to make sure that these events are successful for God, our church and our community. So as I have said before…let’s roll up our sleeves” and get ready to see God work through this church in 2019 but He needs our help to make this happen.
Rolling up my sleeves,