From Your Pastor

January 19, 2020

 

Dear Grace Family and Friends,

It’s Revival Sunday and I’m excited to see what God has in store for this week. I trust
we’ve all been in prayer to ensure our hearts are open to hear God’s Word through Brother Rick Coram. I’m so grateful for his friendship through the years. It’s hard to believe it’s been 27 years since his first visit with us. Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? I want to encourage us all to be at every service. God desires to do a great work in our fellowship. What He has done to date is nothing less than miraculous. Yet greater things are in store if we will but trust Him enough to obey. That’s such an easy thing to pray. But when we actually hear His voice or sense His leading and it makes little sense to us, we respectfully decline. Our typical response is, “God knows I can’t do that.” That may be entirely true. However, God desires to be glorified. That happens best when we allow Him to do the impossible in and
through us. People can’t explain that away. So why do we hesitate? Why won’t we fully follow Jesus? Why do we refuse to give or to go or to serve as He leads? It can only be a lack of faith. That’s not good since, “without faith, it is impossible to please God;” Hebrews 11:6. I want my life to be pleasing to God. I want my worship to be acceptable to Him. It can, and will, as I live by faith. That’s not exclusive to Pastor’s and Evangelists. Such is the case with every Born Again Believer in Jesus Christ. Does that describe you? Are you a person of faith? Do others see the difference Jesus has made in your life? If so, praise The Lord! Keep up the good work. You are making a difference. If not, let this be a week of recommitment. Make yourself fully available to God that we might “hear and heed” His voice. I promise you won’t
regret it. I love you and honored to be your Pastor. God bless you!

Pastor Bill