Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Getting ready to move forward into a new year!

Hey Friends and Family of TCC,

I have a confession to make. I am a hoarder. So, this week I did something way out of my comfort zone. I convinced Kim to come with me to the church office for a purge and organize session that was WAY overdue. As difficult as it was to part with 9 ½ years of valuable stuff, I’m now sitting in a super clean office and ready to move forward into a new year without the clutter from the past.

I say that for this reason. I want to encourage you to end 2014 with some purging and organizing. Will you spend some time asking God what He’d like you to leave behind as you step forward into a new year? I’d like to ask you to spend some time looking at your schedule, finances, health, work and relationships and ask God to help you clarify what is most important.

On Sunday, January 4, we’ll begin a new series designed to help all of us to engage in God’s plan for our transformation. It’s my hope that we can launch the year with renewed vision and passion for what God wants to do in us and through us. It’s my prayer that He will use us as His vessels to unleash His love, compassion and gospel message in our community and world.

Bible engagement is number one in the latest studies of what helps people grow in their faith. I want to encourage you to begin the year with a plan for engaging with your Bible. If you want to follow our church’s reading plan, you can get it here. Make sure to do more than read.  Process and pray over what you sense God saying to you. Engagement with the Bible includes letting the words you read go from your mind to your heart.

In a few weeks, we’re going to share the 2015 Church Prayer. If you prayed the 2014 Church Prayer consistently, will you drop me an email and let me know how this practice helped you grow closer to God? I’d love to hear from you.

Looking forward to a year of engagement,

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