Posted: January 22, 2019 by Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… (Zechariah 4:10 NLT)
This was a verse I clung to desperately in the first 3-5 years of the church because we certainly had a small beginning. In year 14, I still cling to this verse because I believe God is just getting started in what he wants to do in each person’s life in 2019.
We are nearing the end of January and it’s a good time to reflect on those New Year’s resolutions you may have made. What were your New Year’s Resolutions in relation to your walk with Christ?
Did you know that God REJOICES when you begin to grow in Him?
My goal is to read my Bible every morning before I do anything else. I’ve never been able to carry this through successfully all year, but I’m ready to BEGIN.
What’s your goal to grow closer to Christ in 2019? He REJOICES to see you begin!
Did you know that God REJOICES when you begin to use what he’s given you to make a difference for Him?
You might not think you have much to offer to God. You are in good company. All that Moses had was a walking stick to go up against the most powerful nation in the world. All that David had was a sling and a few rocks to go up against a giant.
The one thing I have in abundance is the ability to encourage. It’s what comes natural to me. This year, my goal is to speak encouraging words to at least one person every day! Who know what God might do with my effort, but I know he REJOICES to see the work begin!
God has great things in store for you today.
All you have to do is begin! Get started! God will bless your efforts.