From the Pastor's Heart: A Vision for 2021
Each year, the Lord impresses on our hearts a new focus verse for the church. This year Pastor Andy shares from 1 Thessalonians 2:12. As you read, 'From the Pastor's Heart', determine in your own heart to follow the Lord into the uncharted territory that awaits us this coming year, and to encourage your brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same.
As we begin the New Year, I sense the Lord has given us 1 Thessalonians 2:12 as our Scripture verse to guide and lead us in 2021.
“that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”
God is calling us back to a walk that is worthy of Him. This year, let us embrace His call to walk in holiness and integrity. He is reminding us that being a Christian is a lifestyle and that who we are should impact everything we do and say. He is calling us to be the salt and light of the earth once more.
I sense in my spirit that time is of the essence, and that Jesus is coming back soon for His church; a church that is without spot or wrinkle. He has told us that when He returns, His desire is that He would find us as faithful and wise servants, doing His will (Matthew 24:45-47). Faithful and wise servants of the Lord walk in holiness.
This year, let us be the salt of the earth. Let our light shine so that people will see God in us. My prayer is that the world will realize that being a Christian is different. We are a peculiar people; a people that view life and death from a kingdom perspective; a people who walk with hope in the midst of chaos; a people who forgive their enemies and who love even when it hurts.
This year, as we pursue holiness and a walk that is worthy of the title Christian, we will witness an impact on our families, our community, and our city.
I look forward to what God has in store for us this year!
- Pastor Andy