Make Our Efforts Successful

“Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory. And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!” Psalm 90:16-17 NLT

Wow! What an eventful year! As we started into the pandemic 2020, most of us were reeling with questions like “how will we survive this?” “Why, Lord, are you allowing this to happen to my ministry?” It felt like such an attack of the enemy and we were all doomed for destruction.

We went through the basic stages of catastrophe: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. It has been a nightmare on so many levels.

But what I see as amazing is the way the church has stepped up, demonstrated and lived out who we really are! We are Jesus living in this chaos!

The most creative force in this world, in this universe, is the Holy Spirit. Before there
was Pinterest, there was the Holy Spirit! I know that He is at work in our pastors and ministries. There are so many creative ways to share the Gospel! Now is the time for each of us to dig deep and pull out those gifts the Holy Spirit has imparted. Use them to their fullest. Do not be foolish and unwise with the safety of others nor yourself. Just look for ways to meet needs and share the love of Jesus, and pray for the Lord to bless our efforts! He has, He does and He will!

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