A Note From Michael Gossett
A Faithful Life
Every one of us is called to live a faithful life. Paul tells us in Romans 1:17, “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” What does it mean for us to live a life of faith. Often when we think of the word, faith, we think of “by grace through faith” that we are saved. This is absolutely true. However, there is more for faith to be known and to be had once we become saved. At the point of salvation, you are given the Spirit of God in you. This is the great enabler of the faithful life. It is the Spirit of God in you that allows you and me to not only have faith but to grow in our faith and therefore become more faithful as we grow in our likeness of Jesus.
Faithfulness should be a marker of every believer. Hebrews 3:1-4 says, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Moses was indeed a faithful person. Moses was faithful as a servant, faithful to proclaim the truth, faithful to be a son over God’s house. Faithfulness requires an attitude to keep going and to not turn back. As life became more and more difficult for Moses, he continued to keep going in the Lord. The book of Hebrews could almost be themed in this way. Press on, keep going, don’t turn back!
I know that it is tempting to look back and think of “the good ole days” or days that seemed to be much simpler. As believers, we do not turn back or keep our eyes looking behind us, but instead, we continue to press on toward Christ Himself. This means when things become difficult for you, when things become difficult as a church family, we do not give up, we do not lose heart, but we remain faithful to what the Lord has called us to. Thank you for being faithful to the Lord. Thank you for being faithful to Green Acres. Your perseverance and your faithfulness to serve, give, support, and to press on is allowing hundreds and thousands to hear about the truth of Jesus every week. Keep going. Press on. For the Kingdom of God is at hand and His plan is worth it!
I pray you will consider worshipping with us this Sunday at 8:30am or 11:00 at our Tyler Campus and 11:00 at our Flint Campus. We are continuing our study, Distinct, as we look at “A Distinct Discipline” as a church family. How are we called to be disciplined in our lives? I believe this is a valid question for us to consider as a people marked by the name of Jesus.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
You are loved and prayed for!