From the Pastor’s Heart.
This church has the most beautiful motto I’ve ever heard—“Friends on a Journey of Faith”.
Friendliness is evident everywhere you look—men sharing stories at prayer breakfast, women discussing ideas at Bible study, folks chatting in the fellowship hall before Sunday School and at Wednesday dinners, congregants greeting each other Sunday mornings with smiling faces.
Faith is also obvious—earnest prayers, heartfelt singing, sincere worship, committed service, compassionate care for the needy.
We are privileged to be among fellow believers who are friends on a journey of faith. Interacting with other followers of Christ enriches our lives like nothing else can.
To continue on this journey will require tending the fire in our souls, allowing nothing to stifle Truth blazing within our hearts. Persevering on this journey will also require faithfulness. If we want to celebrate spiritual victory, we must fight the good fight. If we want to see the glory of God, we must finish the race. If we want to receive the Lord’s smile, we must remain faithful.
To keep on keeping on following Jesus will take more than the power of positive thinking—it will take reliance on God’s grace, unflinching bravery gained through prayer, gazing occasionally at the cross to be inspired to walk in the steps of the One who gave His life for us.
Friends, as we continue on this journey of faith, let’s try not to get sidetracked by trivialities, and let’s pause occasionally to remember our destination.