Yesterday, May 6th, we finished a sermon series that has spanned the last 15 or so weeks. Have we decided where we fit? Just glad to be a fan---a cheerleader for God...or are we putting our faith to work and following God's teaching and going forth to teach the world about Him and loving as He loved? This week we witnessed first hand the example of following God---watching as our pastor and his family step out in courage and faith to a new calling to Mt. Carol Church of God in northwest Illinois .We with heavy hearts grieve for what their leaving means to us, but we also rejoice in knowing they are setting that example for us and following God's will, even when it hurts...even when its uncomfortable! Isn't that what a follower does anyway...stays with it thru the good and bad? So where do you stand?
Let's set forth today to pray...pray for the Wilczynski family as they prepare to move, pray for the Mt. Carol Church of God, pray for the Syracuse Church of God, and pray for our roll in following God's will. Let us not becoming a stumbling block in building the kingdom, but let us focus on listening to His call on our lives. We are not forsaken, we are not forgotten, we are in the midst of God's will today and we can rejoice in His ultimate care and provision! John 16:33 says "in this world you will have trouble, but take heart....for I have overcome the world!" We have the ONE who overcame the world in our corner, He's rooting for us....and now we stand and follow HIM!
Let us commit today to serve the risen Savior with fearless abandon and let us set our eyes on His prize...eternal life with Him!
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9