Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A New Day!

It is a new day at Eastern Heights.  Sunday was our first day to be fully staffed in over a year.  It is the first time to have a separate youth pastor and worship leader in over four  years.  As I worshipped on Sunday I could not help but have excitement for what I am seeing.  Our search team did a phenomenal job wading through a difficult search to find two amazing young men who fit our church so well.  Their hearts for God’s Word is unsurpassed.  Their desire to lead us to Jesus Christ will help all of us grow in our faith.

I have an important challenge for each of you.  Pray for us and our families every day.  Satan is a roaring lion who is seeking to devour.  If he can take down ministers he can shake the faith of those they lead.  It can destroy the reputation of our church and sidetrack us from the mission given to us by God. 

During one of the most fruitful times in my ministry at Wewoka it seemed like we were baptizing every week.  I was feeling pretty good about myself and my own abilities.  During a day I set aside to visit many of the 90 something year old widows in our church, God put me in my place.  Every one of those ladies showed me their prayer journal and my name listed on their daily prayer list.  God showed me that day that the success has little to do with my own abilities and everything to do with the prayers of the saints.  Pray for us and watch God bless Eastern Heights.  It is a new day!

God Provides

God provides in many different ways. I have been reading Ezra as part of my daily devotional time.     Ezra leads the people of Israel out o...