In His Praise — August 26, 2018

Today was Installation Day for new Sunday School teachers and Officers, as well as committee members for the upcoming church year. It is a blessing to see new faces taking on responsibilities in the church and see those more experienced leaders still willing to lend a helping hand. It truly takes everyone doing whatever God has lead them to do to make the church (the body of Christ) work well.

There are times though when everyone feels overwhelmed by responsibilities or duties, not only in church work, but also in our daily lives. In Colossians 3:23 we read, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for men.”

These are encouraging words for us to think about. Working for God will always reap a good reward. God sees the things we do and He knows our hearts. If we seek to honor Him with our every effort, He is pleased and one day we will hear Him say “well done”. 

That is good news!!

In His Praise — February 18, 2018

1.Pray
2.Survey of needs
3.Have a vision
4.Go to work

These are the 4 steps we can learn from the story of Nehemiah as he lead the people in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. This was a daunting task but Nehemiah was faithful to God and determined to see this wall rebuilt. You can read Nehemiah’s story in the book named for him in the Old Testament.

It sounds simple, but with this guideline Nehemiah and his workers accomplished rebuilding the wall around the city of Jerusalem. It was hard work, there were few workers, and there was opposition; but they didn’t give up. Staying faithful and focused they got the job done.

We as modern-day Christians have work to accomplish too. We, like Nehemiah, should always pray first for God’s guidance and help and be faithful to the task that He has given us. We should consider all the needs that should be met. This will give us a vision for the work to be done. Then we should get to work doing what God has lead us to do. With faith and determination we too can accomplish great tasks for God.