“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Holy greetings in the wonderful name of our soon coming King, Jesus Christ! Certainly we were blessed with the move of God on Vision Sunday! Such a spirit of fellowship & excitement can still be seen & felt from all who attended and participated throughout Vision Weekend! We had an excellent “ministry fair” and I commend all the department head leaders for the creativity & work put into their ministry tables. Many of you signed up to get involved with the ministries you were interested in and felt lead to join. We can certainly declare that God has been good to us!
Last week we completed the LIFE Impact teaching series, “Prepare to Perform!” (I encourage you to acquire the 5-week CD package for your library or to give away.) The Lord is preparing us, during this season of favor, to handle the responsibility of ministry. I know that God is going to use us mightily to impact this local community of Wyandotte County, as well as the entire Kansas City Metro-Regional area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! But it will only come to pass if we are committed.
Now that we’ve been charged and have heard what’s before us in 2016, the onus or responsibility is on us to follow through and fulfill what’s been assigned. After such a powerful weekend that we just had, many will be saying, “I’m with the program…. I see the vision…. You can count on me!” But the question becomes, “Are you ‘committed’ to the cause?”
Being committed means you bind yourself as with a pledge or promise for the long-term involvement! David declares in the 37th Psalm, “Commit thy way unto the Lord.” When we examine the Hebrew transliteration of the word ‘commit’ it means to ‘roll.’ The scripture is then saying, “Roll the whole burden of your life upon the Lord.” Cast away anxiety, resign thy will, submit thy judgment, leave all with the God of all! Remember, an effective great door has been opened but there are many adversaries. (1 Corinthians 16:9) Persevere regardless of the opposition and remain committed to the cause! No, the way will not always be easy and yes, you will have to experience some uncomfortable occasions; but realize that God is there to take you through!
God has declared for New Bethel in 2016, this is…. “The Year of Performance!” This is your time to PERFORM! Be blessed knowing that this is your year! Catch hold to the vision, see yourself being used by God, and remain “committed to the cause”!
Pastor A. Glenn Brady