2016: The Year of Following God

We want to follow God. Of course a church would and should say that. It should be the purpose of every Christian and every church to follow God faithfully.

This year our focus is to follow God wherever He leads us. The Children of Israel knew the where of God’s leading, but they didn’t know the details of how they were going to get there or exactly what it would look like when they finally arrived. But the how and what really weren’t theirs to worry about. Theirs was to obey and follow God where He might lead, trusting that He knew the way and would fulfill the promises He made to them.

This year we want to follow God out of our comfort zones. We want to follow Him off of our comfy pews and out of our comfortable church. We want Him to take us to places where we can see God; where we can see His unmistakable hand working; and where He reveals Himself to us. The only way the Children of Israel experienced those things was to cross the river into the unknown, outside of their comfort zone. We want to follow Him no matter where it leads because in following Him there is great promise and blessing.

We want to follow God into our community. We want to find ways to minister to those around us, to help the hurting, give hope to the hopeless, and show love to those who wonder if love is even real.

We want to find where God is moving and join Him there in ministry.

We want to trust God. We don’t where God will lead, we don’t know how God will get us there, we don’t even know what it will look like when we arrive, but we want to trust that God will provide and He will fight our battles for us and give the victory. We want to trust the promise of God. God promised that He would build His church, and we want to trust and follow Him with our whole hearts to see His promise fulfilled at Lakehills.