There are many changes taking place in our nation and world today in which we do not like. Everyone thinks change is needed and rightly so. We as Christians are to be about the Fathers business (not govt. business), and if we are, it will bring about the change in our lives The Lord has Purposed to take place. God’s Purpose for us is to be being conformed into the very image of Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:29) All things work together for good with that purpose and that purpose is CHANGE. The scripture in Romans 8:28-29 says God foreknew those who would surrender to being conformed to the image of His Son (accept Jesus as Lord and Savior).
How much CHANGE (salvation/sanctification) is taking place in your life in which the Lord is responsible for? Are you falling more in love with Jesus every day? Are you speaking of Him on your job, in the classroom, in the market place, and wherever you go? And no, I did not ask if you were inviting people to church so your pastor could tell them about Jesus. That’s not our mission. OUR mission is to tell them about Jesus and let the Lord Lead them to church. We need to get back to The mission and come out from among those who refuse to be about more than systematic programs and activities in the churchy, church world today.
The mission is to preach/share Jesus. He will do the rest. Can you trust the Lord to do what needs to be done in our community and to make the changes in us and our churches that will allow the Lord to pour His Spirit out like never before? We need change and the Lord calls it revival. No, not something we schedule in the Spring and Fall, but rather our complete surrender to His Will, His conforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus. It can only come to and through those who fear the Lord, for it is them that He’s given a banner to be displayed because of the Truth. (Psalms 60:4) Truth is Christ and Him crucified.
We are praying for you, and the Lord is trying to desperately reach this region, nation, and world we live in. Who will have ears to hear?
Pastor Curtis Hutchinson
Ark-La-Tex Regional Pastoral Staff/Pastor 903-799-7462