The Pastor's Corner
A word from our pastor ...
"Step by Step"
2 Peter 3:17&18; "You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen." (NKJV)
Growth is an ongoing process that continues throughout life. We see it in all of God's creation. In plants, we witness how it starts as an old dried up seed and is placed in the soil and watered, and never stops growing until it accomplishes what it was designed to do. Only if something is allowed to obstruct it from the nutrients and sunlight it needs does it stop advancing towards it's purpose. The Bible instructs us, in many places, to guard our hearts against getting sidetracked.
Proverbs 4:23; "Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life." (NKJV)
Our growth process, as servants of the Lord, can at times, move at what seems to be a snails pace, but we must remember that God is not through with us here until we draw our last breath. Let us persevere as Paul did until the very end where he writes in 2 Timothy, as he is facing the end:
2 Timothy 4:7 & 8; "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing."
Let us walk this walk, step by step, until the end.
Let us endeavor to persevere in Jesus Christ's name. Amen.
Have a Blessed week! - Pastor Tom
Rev. Tom Aldridge