Over the past several months we have been focused on areas where we are empowered…enriched…and engaged …in the ministry of Christ in the world and in our community. These three words are intentional in this worshipping community.
As you continue to identify your call to ministry and mission as a church and as individuals, think about these three words and how they guide you in your ministry and call to service. This month we are focused on the first of these three words.
Empowered: You are empowered by GOD! Be reminded that your strength comes from the LORD. You are given power and strength from the creator of the universe, the God of all creation, the maker of all good things. Take time to think about the might and power of God and know that this same God loves you and cares about each day of your life.
Jesus is our strength and hope in times of struggle and conflict. Jesus overcomes death and is our savior. You are empowered through the work of the Lord.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit with the gift of encouragement. The Holy Spirit comforts us in times of trouble. You are ministered to by the Holy Spirit, who works in – through – and around you. The Holy Spirit constantly works through prayer, quiet meditation, guidance and praise.
During the month of November, notice the times God empowers you in your everyday life. As you move through each day, notice the work of the Holy Spirit in those around you. No matter what your circumstance, God’s power and strength are with you. Have eyes to see Christ at work in your job, your school, your home, and the people you meet throughout the day. Have eyes to see Christ at work in your life and in the life of this worshipping community. Seek out the ways in which Jesus empowers you to serve and care for others. Notice the ways in which you are empowered as you receive strength from Christ’s message of grace and peace.
As you move into November, know that God is with you , that grace of the Lord Jesus Christ is upon you, the comfort of the Holy Spirit is present and gives you peace.