Though I like to think of myself as a man of action I also know the most important thing I can do is commit what I’m doing to God in prayer and seek to understand his call for me as well by being in regular connection with him. That’s the same for a church.
Attached is our latest prayer prompter. Please use this as part of your prayers for GBC and the GBC family. Or, if you don’t regularly pray for us, may this be used as a catalyst to begin. May we, as Paul encourages us to do in 1 Thessalonians, “pray without ceasing”.
Thought for the day: God has secured our future.
“I hope I’m good enough for Heaven….I hope God will accept me.”
As a pastor I’ve heard things like this a lot over the years. Even after receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior many worry about whether or not they’re acceptable to God. If you’re a believer, you don’t need to worry about your eternal destiny. It’s secure. No matter what else changes in 2022, your eternity won’t shift a centimeter. The Bible says, “Now we live in the hope of eternal life because Christ rose again from the dead. And God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay” Jesus death on the cross secured that for those who believe in him and have surrendered their lives to him.
What does this mean in a practical sense?
In Jesus, you have a reservation in Heaven that can never be canceled. Covid, or whatever else 2022 throws at you, won’t be the end of you. For those in Christ, God has written the final chapter of your life—and you win! May that give you a sense of assurance and hope today!
In His grip,