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January 2, 2020

A Word from Mike

Another year has clicked by, leaving memories of what has been, and anticipation of what will be. I pray that your year has been one that has honored God. Like with everyone, I’m sure you’ve had your share of ups and downs. There are things you would like to do again the same way, and there are things you would like to do again, but differently; and things you would just like to forget! No matter how you feel about 2019, be sure that your perspective is limited in comparison to God’s. He knows where you’ve been and what’s happened in your life and ministry, and is able to take it all and use it for an even more God-honoring outcome in 2020. You know these things, but it’s easy to forget, when you are in the fray of life. Some things are unsure, from our vantage-point, but we can rest in Christ when we concentrate on Him and on the things that are the most important from an eternal perspective. Col. 3:1-4 says:

 

Therefore if (since) you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

 

We profess this perspective weekly in our churches, but do we really work at living it out in practical ways? The Christian life is quite counter-intuitive—We find the greatest joy in surrendering ourselves to Christ, rather than in seeking the earthly things that we think will bring the greatest satisfaction.

 

A simple challenge for the coming year is to live in light of who we are in Christ…locked in on things above, yet applying that focus toward things on earth.

 

May you enjoy a blessed and fruitful 2020!

 

Mike Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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