A Word from Our President

A word from our president April 2023

What are you up against today? Maybe you see a mountainous problem ahead of you and wonder, man how am I going to deal with that? It could be a deadline or a medical issue or a financial challenge. Before long you just feel overwhelmed with anguish and frustration. I want to encourage you to walk by faith. Now I know you cannot ignore the reality of what’s going on around you. The mountain is still there, facing you, and you can’t be a proverbial ostrich that sticks its head in the sand. But it’s been my experience that if I keep my eyes focused on Jesus and continue walking by faith, He can take me to the other side in victory. The Bible tells us Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He has promised that He will never leave us or forsake us and will see us through to the very end. We don’t need to live in defeat and despair. He will help us conquer every mountain, because His plan is for us to experience victorious Christian living as a way of life. Know this. You can’t conquer mountains on your own; you don’t have the strength to do it. But Jesus does have the strength, and He wants to use His strength to conquer your mountains if you will put your hope and trust in Him. 

If there’s a mountain ahead of you today, call out to Jesus who is your strength, “O Lord, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!” Psalm 22:19 

You know when I think of all the troubles I might face in this world, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from His glorious unlimited resources, He will empower me with inner strength through His Spirit. 

But what if you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior? In fact, if you are reading this and you have no clue as to what I am talking about, yet you know in your heart there is something missing, something lacking in your life. And, you want to experience that victory that I have been writing about, pay attention to this. In Matthew 27, we have the story of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. People watched Him on the cross, hanging there, dying for you and for me. And some said He saved others but he can’t save Himself. Let me tell you this! Jesus chose to stay on the cross and die. What held Him on that cross? It wasn’t the nails. It was His love for you. 

As you go through your day today, think about the fact that God loves you unconditionally. He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb, and He loved you before you even knew Him. He loves you with an everlasting love. 

Scripture is very clear: Jesus is God of all creation, and He came to this earth for the very purpose of dying for you. He could have saved Himself at any time, but He chose to stay on that cross so that He could have a relationship with you. The truth of the matter is that Jesus did not save Himself so that He could save you. How you handle this truth is up to you. You can either accept His free gift of salvation or you can reject it. What will your answer be?

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