Yesterday my long time friend Scott Williams got baptized.
Scott’s humble words spoke volumes.
“Thirty years ago when I was ten I received Christ. Today I want to be baptized to show my family I want to be the man God has called me to be.”
Scott did this because he believes something special. He believes something many other people at New Life Assembly also believe.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
God has plans and He is up to something in the world!
Yesterday morning Pastor Todd Blansit shared how God has used New Life to reach our community. Over the last twelve months we have distributed over 180 thousand pounds of food with the help of Harvesters; 1300 people a month were fed. Over 200 people either received salvation or rededicated their lives. The Wednesday evening service attendance increased four fold with the addition of Pastor Barry Young. We opened our second campus in Concordia MO.
Pastor Todd challenged us yesterday to look to 2013 with anticipation. Not just anticipation of what God will be doing. No, he challenged us to look to where we can be a part of God’s plans.
God has invited each of us to play a part in His plans. God has a multi-generational plan to reconcile this world to Himself. All He asks is that each of us join in His plan.
Nothing can stop the plans of God!
The message my friend Scott sent everyone at church yesterday is a simple one: “Our own lives are just too small of a thing to spend all of our time on.” Both of Scott’s daughters have grown into amazing women, yet Scott still realizes that his work on this earth has not come to an end. He realizes that God is up to something in the world and he wants to be a part of what God is doing.
Many men would be tempted to put life in cruise control after their children are raised. Scott’s simple act of obedience speaks volumes to the rest of the men at New Life.
Scott, thank you for being a shining example to the rest of the men at New Life. God is up to something and you aren’t afraid to join in the journey.