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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Michael Harris, Pastor 

The search for the purpose and meaning of life has puzzled mankind for thousands of years. The main problem comes because we start our quest with self-centered questions. What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my dreams for the future?] Remember the old adage “You can’t get there from here!” You’ll never get the answers to the purpose and fulfillment by being with yourself!
Job 12 tells us “It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in His power.” You were made by God and FOR GOD! And, until you understand that, LIFE will never have purpose, or even make sense. In fact, Eph.1:11 says more specifically, it’s in Christ we find out who we are and what we’re living for. We are not an accident, nothing in life is arbitrary, it all has a purpose.
Knowing your purpose gives meaning to Life. Knowing your purpose simplifies your life. Knowing your purpose focuses your life. Knowing your purpose motivates your life. You see, LIFE is only a temporary assignment. Your GOAL is Eternity!!
Therefore, it’s vital to know who you are and what your mission is! Joy, satisfaction, meaning, and fulfillment depends upon it. Let me help you with this little acrostic S-H-A-P-E. S= Spiritual gifts, H= heart, A= Abilities, P= Personality, E= Experience. Answer this, What is your Spiritual gift(s)?, What is your Heart? What are your God given Abilities? What’s your Personality?
And Finally, what is your Experiences? Answer these and you what God has designed you for!
Once we KNOW who we are, then our mission becomes clear. There is a job only you can do. Are you serving and reaping the rewards of your service in Christ?
                         May God Bless you, as we minister together.


                                                   Yours In Christ, Pastor  Mike

THE MISSION FIELD
 
THE HIGH COST OF OUR FREEDOM

Since 1776, many men and women have laid down their lives so that we could have and enjoy the Freedoms that we enjoy today. As you enjoy the July 4th celebrations, and hang the Stars and Stripes..think about what those colors represent. We are the most fortunate country in the world. We are considered RICH by many of the other countries of the world. But above all else, remember, and say thanks to God for being the foundation of our country ( how sad it is, that little by little, outside AND inside forces are chipping away at that foundation). And also, say a big thanks to our service personnel who are still fighting today, to keep our freedoms and our shores intact. Pray for them DAILY. And Thank the Lord God, DAILY, for them and for the BLESSINGS that He has allowed us to enjoy up through this day, our country’s birthday!
                HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! WE LOVE YOU.


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