Beloved in the Lord,
We are about to take the first steps into a new year and it is therefore important to pause, reflect, take stock and then lift up our eyes for direction from our Maker.
This has been a challenging year but we are bound to give thanks to the Almighty for His sustaining grace. We also thank Him for those who have gone ahead of us this year to their eternal rest.
Our divinely assigned ministry wide theme for the year was Supernatural Growth and we had the opportunity of actualising this vision with varying levels of success.
No doubt, much more ground remains to be covered but as we have waited on the Lord, He has given us further direction for this new year.
But God is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3); But may the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever (1Peter 5:10-11).
This year we are trusting God to give stability to the growth He has began in us.
We have been called to total commitment in our service to God so that we will not be swayed by any wind of doctrine or deception (Ephesians 4:14).
We need to deepen our spiritual experience, giving it expression in consistency, fruitfulness and walking in complete obedience to God at all times.
In this year, God will prosper those who deepen their fellowship and commitment to Him (Psalm 92:13).
We will be required to put in place, functioning structures in our churches to ensure that converts become committed and that we build and mentor Christians who can stand strong in the midst of adversity. This must include Maturity Classes for new Christians, Households of Faith and attendance to the Harvest School of Ministry.
The days of serving God at our convenience must give way to serving God at a price (Luke 9:23). The call of God upon us, is to be established and deeply rooted in Him (Colossians 2:7).
Let us not forget as we begin the year, to show our commitment by paying our tithes and especially, first fruits (Nehemiah 10: 35; Proverbs 3:9-10).
It is time to bear abiding fruit and to demonstrate our commitment to God, to His Word, His work and to His people.
The kingdom of God must be demonstrated by our unwavering devotion and progressive desire to please God.
Welcome to *Our Year of ESTABLISHMENT*!