Pastor’s Anniversary Message
Today’s celebration brought three precious truths into my mind.
First, it is a VICTORY for Goldland Baptist Church; a victory that reminds us of our humble beginning. The work was started with no financial support from churches but from a simple act of faith to the faithful God, a complete trust to His precious promises and a wholehearted obedience to His perfect will. Indeed, God proved Himself and honored our faith by sustaining us with His grace and supplying our daily needs from start up to the present. I Thessalonians 5:24 says, “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.”
Second, this celebration calls for VIGILANCE. Our victory in the past and victory today is no guarantee of victory tomorrow. We cannot afford to lower our guard against the enemy and be complacent for what we are now. I know the enemy is not happy to see souls getting saved and believers growing in their faith. We should therefore be fervent in our prayers, circumspect in our walk and faithful in our service.
Third, a VISION. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Prov.29:18) I firmly believe God has a wonderful plan for Goldland Baptist Church. We need to be determined, devoted and disciplined in order to reach this goal. (Philippians 3:14) Someone has well said, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” In other words, dream big, step big and do big things for God. (Mark 9:23) There is a great challenge ahead of us. Let us therefore continue to grow deeper, aim higher and serve better until we become the church God intends us to be.
To God be the glory!