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!

1 comment:

Diwakar said...

Hello Pastor Michael. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, india. I am blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am encouraged to go through your post on a New Day. I love geting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouragedm, strenghened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have young people from your church to coome to Mumbai during their vacation time to work with us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear f rom you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends and ministry. Also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the year 2017. God willing I will be coming to the United States and will be so glad to stop by your place and share more about the minsitry and the opportunity for the young and adults to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time.