Isaiah 63:7 “I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.” As we get ready to enter 2015 I think it’s important to remember what God has done for us in times past and to thank Him for what He’s going to do for us in the future. Our theme for 2014 was “Vision”. Vision to see what God expects of us, vision to understand the commission to make disciples and vision to edify, encourage and exhort one another. 2015’s theme is: “Commit”. We’ve been able to do great things in times past to bless those around us and we want to continue to be a blessing to both those in the community as well as to each other. It’s always a good idea to reflect on what God is doing and to prayerfully consider which direction He wants us to go next. We need to renew our commitment to follow God. Psalm 51: 10 "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." The greatest commitment we make is to our God. We are privileged to come together to worship Him in song and service. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart”. We engage in ministry when we “Love our neighbors just as we love ourselves”. We practice evangelism when we “Go and make disciples”. We “Baptize them” in the name of the Father, Son & Spirit to build God’s kingdom on earth. We engage in discipleship when we “Teach them to obey all things God has commanded us to obey.” The Church Exists to do what God has called us to do! (Psalms 122:1) "I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." "(Psalms 34:3) "O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together." Will you be willing to commit yourself to see God’s desires come true in 2015?
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.