"Don't worry … Your heavenly Father already knows what you need, and He will give it to you if you give Him first place in your life and live as He wants you to." Matthew 6:31-33 (LB)
God has a purpose and a plan for your life. He has a destiny for you to fulfill. It is a wonderful journey that will take us through both good and bad times. Along the journey we will encounter many needs. The Bible reminds us that God already knows those needs and is eager to meet them if we give him first place in our lives and live as he wants us to. This sounds like a good deal to me. All of my needs will be met, even the ones yet to come, if I give God total control of my life. I challenge you to put God to the test. Give Him control and see if he meets your needs. You won’t be disappointed.
Fee Fee Baptist Church is a wonderful, historical family of faith and another chapter of history was written last Sunday. The church family voted to approve a job description that would bring some much-needed focus on family ministry. The position of Director of Children and Family Ministry wasapproved with the understanding that Kathy Scott would fill this full-time position. Kathy currently works part-time as our Coordinator of Children's Ministries and will add to her duties family ministry in this full-time position.
The need for family ministry and the confidence that our church family has in Kathy was evident in the 98% vote that the job description received for approval. I am so excited about what this means for our church. Pray for Kathy as she begins this new opportunity. Pray for yourself and ask God what part he wants you to have in making family ministry a success at Fee Fee. Kathy will direct and coordinate this position but she will need many volunteers to effectively do family ministry. Please be willing to help when she calls.
The report given by the Stewardship Committee at last Sunday’s business meeting was very encouraging. Our finances continue to improve and I know it is because of your faithfulness in our Stepping Up Together emphasis. Thank you, church family, for giving just a little bit more each week. Thank you, church members, who, for the first time, have begun to give and test God and support the church budget. Together we can and have made a difference in our giving.
The Stewardship Committee continues to work on the 2014 budget and it looks promising that it will be lower than the 2013 budget. We have worked hard at streamlining and defining our church ministries to make them more effective in areas of our needs. With the direction of the Lord, I believe that this budget will focus our attention on the most pressing needs our church family has and allow us to continue to be very active in missions. You can be a part of it by praying, giving, and serving in our church family.
It is so exciting to be your pastor. I believe that the hand of God is moving across our congregation in a most wonderful way. Join us as we look to God to meet our needs along the journey. See you in church.