Another year comes to an end. We are creatures of time – we measure life in days, weeks, months and years. Moses responded to life’s limitations with these inspired words, “So teach us to number our days so we may gain a heart for wisdom.” We are finite beings therefore we need to seriously take inventory of how our time is spent.
Dear friend – how did you spend your time in 2018? Are you closer to Christ, deeper in his Word, more committed than ever to his church, having a greater focus on eternity? If these questions seem strange to you – please don’t dismiss them as irrelevant. They are vital! Where are you spiritually? What is God doing in your life these days?
Don’t use excuses, “I’m too old to change!” That denies the power of the transforming Spirit of God. Please don’t equate grace with license – “well, God understands, we’re all human.”
We’ve adopted around here Col 1:28 as a church motto – ”We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”
This is the elders’ passion for our church – to present each one of you mature in Christ. It won’t come by putting the Bible under your pillow. It will come through the disciplines of grace and surrender to the Holy Spirit, v. 29, “To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Let us determine by God’s grace to make 2019 a year of spiritual advancement for his glory and the good of our souls