Just a word of encouragement!
Tonight as the TFA family gathered together to support and embody the vision that God has given us as a church, I came across a verse that gripped my heart and became the center point of the message that I shared with them. It is a verse that challenged the Israelites to move forward in rebuilding the temple, because their desire for building their own lives they had left the temple to another day. As God implores them to build, He gives a promise: “‘The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.’” Haggai 2.9 (ESV)
As we look forward to building additional facilities in the future there is a promised blessing that is coupled with following God’s vision for us. The future will be greater than the past. As awesome as God has been to us in the past, I can only imagine what God has prepared for us in the future. Not to mention the peace that He gives to those who follow His will!
In your life, you may be faced with challenges that may seem bigger than what you can handle, but if you are seeking and following God’s will for your life, this promise is for you as well. God has a plan for your life and that plan includes his blessings that your future will be greater than your past not only in this life, but most certainly in the life to come. As an added bonus, He gives peace to those who makes Him Lord of their lives.
Put your trust in Him and make Him Lord of your life and you will experience His blessings, His Glory, and His peace!