“The most important commandment is this: You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength." Mark 12:29-30
Jesus tells us that the most important thing we can do is to love God with everything that we have. As we continue 50 Days of Transformationwe are reminded that God is the one who created us in His image and gave us the gifts and abilities we have. He asks that we use those tools to serve Him.
When we make a commitment to God and ask Him to come into our heart, we are making a commitment that lasts not only a lifetime here on this earth, but throughout all eternity. God expects us to take our commitment to Him seriously. 50 Days encourages us to transform our lives in all areas. This week we are looking at how to be transformed by controlling and managing our emotions. Emotions are wonderful as long as they are managed. When they are out of control they can be devastating. Take time this week to let God show you how to use your emotions to be a witness for Christ and to bring joy and peace into your life.
Do not forget that on November 15 we will end 50 Days with a fried chicken dinner in our Family Life Center. Everyone is invited because we will also be celebrating the paying off of our debt on the Family Life Center. We are close and I believe that very soon this debt will be paid. You pray about what part God might ask you to play in this important event in our church. Paying off this debt is just another example of the generosity of our church and the power of our God. Make sure you attend this wonderful event.
I will be leading a team of six people back to Ukraine in January to do some construction work again. We will be renovating dorm rooms at the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary. Please pray for us to have a safe trip and stay healthy. Also pray for some expenses that we have to raise to pay for the construction material. God is doing wonderful things in Ukraine and I am so glad that our church is a part of that. Please keep Volodymyr Prodan, our church planter, in your prayers.
Please remember to pray about our budget. As we near the end of the year, it is important that we stay faithful in our giving. Many of our ministries take place in the fall and around Christmas time. Your support is so important. Please give what you can to help us Step Up Together.God continues to work in our church. You will be amazed at what God will do when you give Him all that you have.
See you in church,