Dear Church Family,
I hope you’re all enjoying this cool, fall weather! The leaves are really changing now, and the temperature has definitely dropped. But I’ve been ready to welcome this change of seasons — both outside our church doors and inside, too.
Over the last few months, I’ve been encouraged by our faithful church members, the new faces I’ve seen, and the new members we’ve welcomed. I have a vision of what Liberty Baptist Church can become in this community — a vision of all the lives we can touch for Christ, and all the people who might come to know Jesus as Savior as we share the Gospel with them. I picture a Liberty that grows day by day, because God is blessing our efforts to be a light in our community. I am trusting Him to restore and revive Liberty Baptist Church, from the inside out, and I pray you are, too!
You know, folks, God wants to bring about restoration. It’s His will that we be fruitful and multiply. In fact, God commands it! You may be like me, imagining what Liberty will look like in the future months and years, and I pray you’re excited about what the future holds! However, we do need to be careful. It’s just not wise to have preconceived notions about what this restoration is ultimately going to look like. We can’t assume we already know the blueprint because only God knows that.
All through scripture, God told men and women to follow His lead. Noah built an ark—something he’d never seen in his life until God gave him the instructions to build it. Abraham followed God to an unknown land. Moses and the Israelites followed Him out of Egypt, through the wilderness, until they ultimately made it to the Promised Land. Even as they constructed the tabernacle, they followed God’s lead throughout the process.
We know that it is God’s will for us to be fruitful and multiply, but we will have to follow His lead, too! Will you each be praying for restoration and revival? Pray also for daily opportunities to share the love and the Gospel of Christ, and for the courage to follow Him as He leads you! I will be doing the same as we move into this new season at Liberty, and I’m humbly asking you to follow me as I follow Christ — because this is all about what God’s going to do! God will get all the glory for the restoration and revival of Liberty Baptist Church!
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