So many W's on this wonderful Wednesday. All joking aside, I am confident the Lord is so near to us, a very present help. No matter how this week is going so far or the worries of tomorrow, rest assured the Lord is near and He knows your needs.
This week at the Well, we are continuing our push to authenticity in our walks with Christ. The Lord has really been reminding me lately of the brevity of life. That I am not promised tomorrow and that it is even sinful to, when taking the Lord out of the equation, plan my tomorrows.
As I have the privilege TODAY to speak to your student(s), I have prayed that the Lord would grant me peace in the message if it were to be my last. Because of this, I believe tonight's time together will prompt the students to thought.
Two things I believe the Lord desires for us tonight:
That they would know where they stand with Christ. "I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." -1 John 5:13. We will dive into Christ finished work as we look tonight in Zechariah chapter 3.
That they would walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel that saved them. "so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God." -Colossians 1:10. We will focus on this passage as we look to the authentic lives of holiness Christ has purchased for us, a power that could only come from God Himself.
I am confident the Lord's work will be done in this place tonight and we are asking Him to restore to the students the joy of their salvation, calling them to the plans and purposes He has for them even now. We are also believing God for salvation in this place. That blind eyes would be opened, beholding Jesus in all His beauty!
This week I ask you to consider your own walk with Christ. That our homes would be the training ground for what it looks like to walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel, not by our own strength but by the strength of Him who brought Jesus out from the grave! His power will work mightily in us. May we surrender and walk closely with Him this week so that all may know.
I love you each.
As we journey,