This is the start of all good things in the church. Ultimately, we are to be a body that gives hope and inspiration to the entire world.
Many people forget the primary message of the Bible is gospel or literally, "good news." We lose that meaning in all of the negativity that is thrown around by many in our faith. The reality is that faith in the one true God is all about inspiration. God said in Jeremiah that he knows the plans for us and they are good plans, plans to prosper us and give us hope and a future. That sounds like inspiration to me!
Because the message of God is one of inspiration, we need to be men and women of inspiration in our daily lives to reflect the truth that we know. Do you actively seek to inspire those around you in your daily life?
My promise to you in 2008 and beyond is to continue Higher Calling's tradition of inspiration on Sundays and every other day. Your part is to contribute to the healthy, healing, and accepting atmosphere in our community. We must continue to reach out every single day in as many ways as we can.
Never forget: the church is not here for you! We ARE the church, and the church is here for the world. Be a part of inspiring your world today.