Well I just finished my morning prayer and Bible reading time and wanted you all to know that I love you very much. I prayed for many of you by name. My heart yearns, longs for the day that Jesus is lifted high all over the world. I want desperately to see His name magnified around the world. Though I know that the majority will never accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour they should all hear about Him and what He did on the cross of Calvary.
I pray that God will bless each of you this week but the blessings that I ask God for are not for our personal consumption but rather to be used for His honor and glory. I too often want to serve God for what I can get out of it. I know that is not right. He is God and I need to honor and serve Him for His purposes. He is working in all of our lives.
I do not want to get caught up in fads. I want to serve Him just like they did in the early church. I want our church to be a church of people that are growing and serving Him for Him. I want us to be making a difference around the world. I want to see our families committed to Him and our children wanting to serve God. Whatever He wants should be our motto.
I am asking God to help me be the kind of pastor that He wants me to be. I do not want to use the church for my honor and glory or for my purposes but rather to obey Him.
Thank you for your hunger to serve God. Thank you for your faithfulness. I desire to see us living holy lives that hate sin for His glory. I desire to see us lifting up Jesus in all that we do every where we go.
Our goal is not church growth but Christ honoring. Our goal has to be to obey Him. I so often fall into the business mode of thinking. I worry about the growth and the numbers all the time. I worry about the offerings and how we are doing financially. I worry about where we are going to buy land etc but God is dealing with my heart that I am worrying too much about the little things and not enough about Him and what He wants from all of us.
Today as we come together I challenge you to worship Him with me. Let’s sing from the bottom of our hearts. Lets give and pray and study like as though He was exactly who He is–the God of the universe who deserves our worship.
Well I do not think that I have dumped so much on you at any other time but there is what is on my heart today as I get ready to get in the shower and go to Vision. God I want you! I want your wisdom, love, power, blessing and more than anything I want to please you!