Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It is written that any King of Israel was required to hand write a copy for himself the instructions the Lord gave Moses before inheriting The Promised Land. He then was to keep it near him and read it daily as long as he lived. In doing so, he would learn to fear the Lord, and it would prevent him from becoming proud and from turning away from God. It would also ensure that descendants would reign for many generations in Israel.
If a person is to grow in Godly leadership, one must hold the Word of God as top priority in their life. By reading and meditating on it every day, it will:
1. Keep your heart humble
2. Keep your path straight
3. Ensure a Godly legacy
This is a great lesson for all leaders in any capacity.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
This Sunday will be an incredible day at Centeprointe Church. To start with, we will receive forty people into membership, twenty-two of which are from New Life, our Brazilian congregation. This leads me to our second celebration: the official merger of New Life and Centerpointe. Three years ago, Pastor Erivan had a dream that one day the Brazilian Flag and the American Flag would come together. God has now answered that dream. Finally, we will receive the “Ready the House” offering. We are believing God for $100,000 to renovate and upgrade the church building and ministries in order to prepare it for increase.
This is an important week for our church family as they are praying about what God would have them give to “Ready the House”. We are asking for those who can, to be as generous as they can, and for those who are struggling, to be gracious in receiving. There is a spiritual lesson for both. Everyone however, can do something; whether it is by gift or by service. Most importantly, all of us can pray and all of us need to be obedient. God will honor each gift.
This has been an incredible journey of enthusiasm and expectation as we have united in prayer and vision. Let us continue to dream together and work toward leading MANY people to Jesus.
May the God of Heaven grant us success as we make His house ready for increase.