Dear Tabernacle Family,
Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 (AMP)
It’s that time of year where we all look back on what we did over the last 12 months. We introspectively perform an analysis to see if our year was successful. This process usually leads us to create a list of things we want to be better in the next year. Many of us will begin 2020 with a list of resolutions. Maybe we want to get healthier, eat better, work out more, get better grades in school, get that raise or promotion at work, read the Bible more, start tithing or give generously beyond the tithe, volunteer more, learn how to play the guitar, learn a new language, learn how to sew, the list may be full of things or have just one. These are all admirable and I hope you each accomplish what you set out to do. Whatever the goal is for 2020, take a moment to reflect and think about if it is going to be done for the Lord or for yourself.
There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 (NKJV)
Bishop Robert teaches us that we must prioritize hearing from the Lord. When the Lord puts things in our hearts we must remember to discern how we do those things with excellence and for God’s glory, not our own. As we embark on the adventure of a new year, we must strive to live in unity with our brothers and sisters and make our families, workplaces and communities better. We need to show the love of Jesus to a nation that is in desperate need.
The Tabernacle is a place for dreamers. This church has a heart full of God-given dreams. We all want to see this church be the best it can be for our community, our city and our nation. Let’s make sure the Glory of the Lord covers the earth like the waters cover the sea in 2020!
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
Miracles happen at The Tabernacle,
Pastor Joshua Ogle