Do You Believe It?

Recently, during a Church Council meeting I shared a devotion about the importance for believers and us as a church to keeping our hearts and minds focused on Jesus. It is so easy to become overwhelmed by the trials and cares of this world that we lose a true heart passion for Christ and his good news. Paul continually wrote and spoke to early believers about remaining alive in their faith. He did this because he was convinced Jesus was the answer for the world.

 Do we believe this today? Do we truly know Christ and his transformational power is what the world needs?

 I believe when this is at our core it will affect our prayers for others, especially the lost, how we treat others, as well as how we see the importance of sharing our faith in word and deed. We no longer just want others to get by, but we want them to experience the “true life” that comes through Christ. Paul was motivated by this belief as reflected in Romans 1:16:  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes—first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

 I want to challenge you to join me in praying that our hearts would be like Paul’s – that we would grow more in love with Jesus individually and that our hearts would be committed to wanting to be used to help others connect with Jesus and his “true life.”     Standing with you,   Pastor Mitch