Back-to-School! Great news for some and not so great for others, however, it is that time again. Let us undergird our children and their parents, the teachers, administrators and bus drivers in prayer as they prepare and begin another exciting and challenging school year. As prayer is the key to strengthening our faith and living out our faith, I encourage each of you to spend time daily in prayer. If you don’t have time for lengthy prayers, then, throughout the day, offer brief prayers up to God, i.e. a person’s name, situation, etc. The more you do this, you will not only realize you are spending your day ‘praying without ceasing’ (1Thess. 5:16-18), but that you have spent an entire day interacting with God. Prayer is vital to our Christian life.
Back-to-school month reminds us, not only that we need to pray, but that we ALL need to spend time learning and studying the Word of God. We continue to offer weekly small group studies through our Sunday School Classes and this fall, we will be offering several Bible Study opportunities for those looking for ways to engage the scriptures, participate in discussions, and build relationships.
Back-to-school month also reminds of making new friends and catching up with old friends. Therefore, I also encourage you to gather with your friends (old and new) to engage in ‘holy conversation’ about your faith journey and how God is working in your life. This will allow you to encourage others with your story and to find encouragement during your times of need from their story.
As a church, we are also only one month out from celebrating our 150th anniversary of service and ministry. This is an exciting opportunity for us to celebrate and remember our past while at the same time prepare, vision, and live into our future. God is so faithful and good to have brought us to this place that I can’t wait to see where He will lead us in the coming years.
Lastly, as August remains hot and humid and we try to stay cool, let us not let our zeal for the Lord cool down. Let us continue to burn hot for our Lord and offer Christ to all we meet.
May God continue to watch over you and richly bless you; may He grant you traveling mercies as you finish up your vacations; and, most of all, may He draw you ever closer to Him.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
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Love in Christ,
Large enough to serve, Small enough to care