Happy New Year 2022

There are a few key words that surface as we face a new year and we look to what the future may hold. One is preparation, another diligence, and one the church at large seems to focus on is vision. Was the Bible vague when it mentioned vision? Churches have a vision, pastors have a vision, the elders have a vision. Do they ever agree?

If I were to tell you that my dog greets me every evening I come home from work as if nothing else matters, what kind of dog are you thinking about? Your dog of course! I didn't narrow your "vision" by saying "my lovable boxer".

"Vision" isn't open for interpretation in the Bible either. When the Bible says... "where there is no vision, my people perish" we need to understand what God is saying. We have a personal God wanting His people to know who He is, what He has done, and what He means to us! Your "vision" is seeing who you are in Christ Jesus. Your vision is casting your care on Him because He cares for you. Your vision is seeing yourself seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. Your vision is seeing yourself quenching all the firey darts of the enemy with the shield of faith. Grab hold of this vision in 2022 and see yourself as a child of God! Your God has a plan and a future for you in His very presence. Selah. (A Hebrew word that signifies a pause or a break. To be in God's presense and to hear His Voice.)

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Take some time at the start of this New Year and read Psalm 91 and see if this is where you'd like to see yourself.

Peace and Love , Pastor Herb

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