I want to extend a great big Thank You to all of our members who worked very hard to clean our church over the past month! It looks great!!!! No one person could have done this alone and it is great to see people pitch in to help. Many came in on their own time and it was greatly appreciated!
The apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans: “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” (Romans 12: 4-5). As church members, we are all part of the body of Christ. However, we all have different gifts that God has given us. In cleaning our church it took many different eyes to catch all the areas that needed to be addressed. It took many different experiences and knowledge to do things properly. The same is true of our church and its every day functioning. We need leaders who can see things that need to change and address it. We need people of service to provide meals for our members who are sick or visit members in the hospital. We need great financial leaders who can assist with the budget. God has provided us with many talents, but all of ours are different. Whatever our talent, we should be using it to glorify our Lord and to help in furthering his kingdom. He is our Maker and the One that has bestowed us with the gifts/talents we have. We are fast approaching a new fiscal year. I ask you to prayerfully consider if you are using your talents to serve our one and only King. Maybe there is a council you could be a part of, or maybe you could assist with inreach or outreach. Are you contributing to your church the way that God has contributed to you? “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.“ (1 Corinthians 10:31). I know I am guilty of letting my life get so busy that I forget what my main focus should be. I enjoy being around my church friends who remind me what our purpose is here on this earth and to live every day for Him, our Maker. Being among my church friends, giving back to my church, and living my life for Him gives me peace.
John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives...“
Yours in Christ,
-Becky Aragon, GSLC President