FROM PASTOR SANDERS:
God’s Word gives us direction for our future and God’s plan ahead for us.
“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” – Philippians 3:13-14
He is speaking to us now–no going back. Can we commit to one thing that will change our future and the lives of others?
To move forward we have to unpack our old suitcases because God is doing a new thing. Forget those things that are behind. Yes, it is hard. It is hard because we have been shaped by our “yesterday” experiences. But, our efforts to gain new power for God’s “tomorrow” will take new thinking–as a man thinks, so is he.
The Holy Spirit must be our arms to reach forward to what God already has within reach–The Kingdom of God is at hand! We need not be anxious for anything but in everything by prayer and supplication let our requests be made known to God. Grasp hold of what God has for you–a new thing–and that’s a good thing.
God bless you,
Pastor Jackie L. Sanders