Welcome to 2014! It seems like yesterday we were gearing up for the year 2,000 the year many predicted the earth would end! Remember Y2K? Ouch! We are still here! That is why we should not hold much credibility for those who predict the future. Only God knows!
This is why we should continue to pray and to serve as if we will be here until HE comes back! Only He knows!
As we enter this New Year I want to first thank you for being my Pastors Prayer Partner. I do not believe there is a more important ministry than this, yet it is the most private and unseen. But, God sees and He hears.
My prayer is that God will make us a stronger praying church in 2014! We have an entire message series planned for March that is centered on prayer and our entire church will be participating in this series, from our small groups to our weekend messages. It will be powerful! I believe our Pastors Prayer Partners will increase dramatically when people experience the Power of Prayer.
As we enter this New Year we will enter into new 20/20 Vision territory as a Church. I am asking God to open doors like never before.
Revelation 3:7-8 says: “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
While this passage is not to Oasis but the beloved church of Philadelphia I believe this principle holds true for any church that walks in His word and stays faithful as this church was said to have done. I am praying that God will find Oasis Church faithful to His word and His mission call on us in 2014. I am praying for some monumental doors to open for our Ministry. I will be sharing 3 BIG 20/20 Vision Prayers for this coming year this coming weekend at all services including our North Miami Campus. Will you be praying for Ben and I as we bring this powerful challenge that I believe is from God this first weekend of 2014!
Please pray with me for 2014 and our Oasis Vision as we strive to live out His Mission, to Be and to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ and to continue to reach hundreds of people in His name.
God bless you and I hope this year brings blessings that are beyond your wildest imaginations as you prayerfully live out His will in obedience for your life.
Posted on Thu, January 2, 2014
by Pastor Guy Melton filed under