Planning Ahead

planning-calendar“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” So goes the old cliche that contains so much wisdom. I have spent a large portion of this day with a calendar (Yes, the old fashion kind. I can’t help it) nearby. I have been thinking, praying, and planning.

I’m thankful for all that God has done thus far, but I also realize where there is no vision, the people perish (Prov. 29:18). It is the responsibility of leadership to pray and get the mind of God, then, chart the course for others to follow.

Our Creator is a God of of order. One glimpse of creation and how everything is in sync will teach us that. He expects no less from His church. The Bible teaches us to let all things be done decently and in order (1 Cor. 14:40). Scripture also admonishes us to redeem the time for the days are evil (Eph. 5:16). That simply means to take advantage of each and every opportunity. That takes planning.

We are happy to tell you that we are moving forward and great things are taking place each and every time we assemble together. There is much to look forward to in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

With all the planning for the future, we must also be ever cognizant of the fact that Jesus Christ will return for His church in the midst of our plans. With that in mind the disclaimer to our plans should be “if the Lord wills.” We are reminded of this in the book of James (4:15). That is the best planning that we could do is to be ready for His return. We don’t know when He will return, but we understand we should be ready at any time. We also must work while we can so that others will be ready for that great day.

Let me encourage you to keep an eye on this blog and especially the Events page so that you can stay abreast of all the things that will be taking place. You also owe it to yourself to visit with us and sense the excitement that is propelling us forward. This is a good time to be a part of what God is doing among us.

 

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