FROM THE DESK OF YOUR PASTOR
Most of us make New Year’s resolutions. We usually don’t keep them. As God’s people, we need not make new resolutions but live as “intentional Christians”. To be an intentional Christian in 2013 means we begin with our shortcomings (unfulfilled resolutions from 2012). We must improve our relationship with God. This happens by not forsaking of the assembling of ourselves together, living an intentional and purposeful life, building our faith, complete obedience and surrender to God, who will not accept a half-hearted surrender, and a pure life free of additives. What God is doing in your and my life today not only has implications for today but for eternity. When Jesus Christ was on the cross, we were on His mind. The tears that flowed on Calvary were because of us. God desires to bring our lives into the fullness of His favor. That requires not serving ourselves or pleasing others or ourselves, but giving ourselves completely, in absolute surrender, to God through the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. The end result is living the Intentional Christian Life.