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From Your Pastor’s Heart: Seek His Face

Categories: Pastors Blog

You have said, “SEEK MY FACE.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” Psalm 27:8 (ESV)

Crossing the finish line of another year seems like quite an accomplishment, yet as I look up another year is spreading out before me. Reflecting on this past year I see that:

  • We’ve swatted at mosquitoes staving off the Zika virus.
  • We’ve celebrated athletes from all over the world in the Olympics.
  • We’ve witnessed more terrorist attacks in Nice, Orlando, and Brussels.
  • We’ve stood breathless as those who’ve given their lives to protect us and preserve the peace have been senselessly attacked.
  • We’ve watched hopelessly as refugees crossed land and sea fleeing religious persecution and terrorism.
  • We’ve observed a seismic shift in global politics as the United Kingdom and the United States gathered to determine that the way things have been is not the way they will be moving forward (#Brexit, #Trump)

These are just a few of the highlights or lowlights. Each of them have featured the worst and the best of humanity, evidence of the presence of the evil in the human heart and the evidence of God’s restraining of evil through His common grace and the special grace at work in those who follow Christ.

There is no knowing what these next 12 minutes will bring much less the next 12 months, but here is what we are committing to do as a church family at Crossroads as we prepare to celebrate our 70th birthday:

Seek His Face is a 24 hour prayer event to orient the hearts and minds of our Church family on “things above”, as we begin the new year. We want you to be a part of this time, as we unite together in prayer, in the hope that KNOWING GOD and MAKING HIM KNOWN will be to HIS GLORY and that will be our joy. Let’s do this together for His Glory. Sign-up is happening right now. We are asking for 20 minutes of your time over the 24 hour period beginning on January 20 at 7pm and ending on January 21 at 7 pm. On Sunday morning, the 22nd of January, we will welcome Richard Taylor to our pulpit to share a special message on prayer and we will gather that evening to watch the movie “War Room” in our auditorium. Make plans to make this special weekend a priority in your family’s schedule!

Faithfully Yours, Bro. David