Take a look at the monthly letter from our pastor to see what we are about and what we are looking at over the next month!
Sometimes small churches look at themselves and say, “Oh, we can’t do this and we can’t do that because we are too small. We don’t have the resources.” Their vision gets limited by their circumstances and, instead of taking giant steps of faith, they take baby steps.
I’m reminded of the story of a man who had done something wonderful and the king called him in and told him he could mark off as much of the kingdom as he wanted and it would be his. The man took his staff and traced a line in the dirt around himself. The king watched as he finished and said, “Is that all you want? Just what’s in that circle?”
The man said, “NO. I want everything OUTSIDE the circle.”
What if we drew a line around this building and said we want to claim all the territory beyond this place for God?
There was a man in the Old Testament whose name was Jabez. He had the audacity to look beyond where he was and what he could do to where God was and what God could do.
“Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.” 1 Chronicles 4:10
We can take a lesson from the vision of Jabez. Let’s pray to God and ask that He would expand our influence and help us reach more for Christ.
ACTION ITEM: Pray for those that God has placed in your realm of influence, and then reach out to impact their lives in “word and deed”.
Dr. Keith Gillming, Sr. Pastor