A Shepherd’s Sharing:  A New Year and a New You

January can be a cold and depressing month in Indiana. The weather keeps us cooped up inside more than we like, and we don’t absorb as much natural sun light, which our bodies need.  Add to our normal winter doldrums COVID and you get a little more cooped up with a little more fear that the media perpetuates 24/7.  Want some good news?

Here it is…if we allow the SON light to enter into our atmosphere on a daily basis, HE will give us hope, and hope to me feels warm and encouraging.

Colossians 3:1-4   If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

GLORY!  That word makes me feel warm inside!  I love how the Word of God will give us just what we need to see/hear on any given day when we faithfully seek Him out.  But, in order to receive a word, we must partake of the Word.  I know many of you read your Bible daily, listen to your favorite preachers on Podcasts and are faithful Christian folks.  I praise God for our wonderful congregation and your dedication and faithfulness to God.  WE are blessed!  We really are, but…

Church, I would like to encourage you to elevate your potential and seek more SON light at the start of this year.  Living our lives, day in and day out as if everything is status quo is dangerous.  Things are not status quo in our world today.  The darkness of winter appears to be trying to take over and control everything we know and love.  Don’t let our focus be on the things here on earth, but let us remember what Paul says in Colossians and keep our mind on things above, on Christ in 2022. 

To help us better understand Christ at work in our lives, in 2022 we will start a Testimony Time during our worship services.  This will be a time set apart for anyone to stand up in front of the church and share what Christ is doing in your life or sing a song that has ministered to you.  It is important for us to hear how God is speaking into our lives.  So be thinking about how God is working and when you feel led, let me know. Stay warm and safe!  

~In Him, Pastor David


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