Onward Christian Soldiers

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS….Sometimes it can be easy to think that God isn’t really involved in our world any more.  It can seem like things have gotten out of His control.  Where is He? What is He doing today?  When we look at our little slice of the world we can start thinking the worst.  But when we can step back and look at the big picture we can see He is clearly at work in many places.

I had that opportunity Sept 1 – 18 traveling with Pastor Moses from India.  We met with wonderful people, churches and mission groups.  It was very educational and extremely encouraging to listen to these greatly experienced, widely gifted and deeply motivated servants of God.  Truly God is working throughout the world, calling men and women to follow Him and serve Him.  The devotion of those we spoke to uplifting.  Seeing how God is working in so many places, especially in India, makes us to be glad for the opportunity to be used by Him.  There is so much for us to learn, but those with greater experience are more than willing to share.  The small impact that Pastor Moses and I have seems insignificant when compared to the need, but when we see how many others are also called to minister to the people of India in different places and various ministries makes it clear God is still in control no matter how things may seem.  It truly is a privilege to be able to serve Him, locally or in another country.  There is not doubt that the church of God is moving ahead and His Kingdom is growing!

Matthew 18: 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[d] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Does it seem to you that God is ‘losing’ and the world is slipping out of His control?  Does it appear that His people are being defeated?  Look more closely.  Look beyond your limits and see what He is doing on the other side of the world.  Be aware of the large army of missionaries and servants He has who are willing to sacrifice everything to spread His word wherever He sends them.  Thank God you are part of His Army!  Continue to spread His Word to those you come in contact with each day.  “Onward Christian Soldiers……..”

INDIA UPDATE:  Pastor Moses made it home tired but safe.  Thanks to all of you who have prayed and helped us in so many ways!  Pastor Moses is setting up the locations for the conferences in January and February.

PRAY: Pray God will direct Pastor Moses as he travels and sets up the locations for our upcoming conferences.  Pray for me as I work on the lessons I will teach.  

Pray, too, for God to provide someone with the time and skills to help with the technical work of our web site.  There is much that can be done which is beyond my ability.  Pray God will provide someone to help this ministry in that important way.

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