Over the month of August we were so blessed with all the guest speakers and guests visiting Fairview Baptist Church. Different preachers have different ways of getting the message out, but the message is always the same! We give God the praise and glory for the lives that were changed. We are also glad to be back to regular Sunday school services as well as Children's Church and Children's Sunday school.
For the 44th time, Pastor Scallions spoke of building the walls. God has done so much wonderful work over this time. The greatest lesson any individual has to learn in life is walking daily with the will of God. Life is made up of individual steps and each step can be altered by the Lord. We all have opportunities in the little things and life is a combination of a mass of these little things. Once we lay brick upon brick, we can look back and see the walls that have been built and are still being built.
There is still a need for Godly people, Godly churches and missions. Around the world, Satan wants to destroy the things we hold dear. Prayer is also something each of us must consider in our own lives. Sin in the lives and heart's of God's people can put a stop to the building of the walls. The problem with a lot of us, we've become so comfortable, we don't want anything to shake us from our nests. But our own matter of Christ has to be done personally. The tasks that God has for us must be a personal tasks. Where God guides, He always provides. God will meet the need and work in each situation.
There is a time in a leaders life when we pass that leadership to others. It's a combined effort and everyone has a part. We all have a responsibility to give the gospel to the world. Some don't want their lives disrupted to put the work forth for God. But it doesn't happen on it's own, it takes a group effort. We shouldn't get caught up in things of this world that won't matter, but the work towards eternity. Opposition will come, but the Christian life is building and battling. It doesn't matter if it's a family or a home, all the forces of Satan will come against us. But when we are doing the work of Christ, we are doing some of the greatest work in the world. Don't look for excuses to get out of the work for God, just do the work of God. Let's stay at the tasks and build the walls.
"Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work." Nehemiah 2:18