Thursday, 6 January 2011

Into a New Year

So a new year is upon us and there is much to thank God for and to reflect on from last:
  • 13 people made a first time response to know Jesus last year at RFC which is fantastic.  
  • We baptised people from the UK, Zimbabwe, China and Lithuania
  • The evening meeting got up and running and now has a small community growing.  
  • New lifegroups were spun up and existing ones grew.  
  • New people joined the church bringing their unique gifts and talents to serve and see the Kingdom advance.  
These are just some of the highlights that we have to worship Him for.  I'm trusting that many of us will have other things in our own lives where we have seen God come through for us.  In the midst of dark days and days that feel like summer our God is always there alongside us, we just need to reach out to him. This truth has been lived out in front of us through the likes of Craig Mackay, who saw his wife go to be with Jesus at the beginning of last year, and Matt Chandler and PJ Smyth who have been blogging through cancer.  These guys are inspirations to us all to keep going and turn to Jesus at all times.

As we go into the new year we can expect again our God to be with us as we endeavour to serve his purposes and be His ambassadors here in the town of Reading.  We can also trust that He will be with each one of us as we give ourselves to seeking Him in all circumstances.  We have a God who's name is above all other names and at who's name every knee will bow and every tongue will confess as Lord.  He has everything under his feet, who has been seated high above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the age to come. 

His name is Jesus!

1 comment:

Toyin O. said...

Sounds like 2010 was a good year, praying for an awesome 2011.