We all have a measure of faith and we all have hope towards a better future. Faith and hope are to work together but they are not the same thing. Faith needs to be first and as we hear from God our faith raises up within us and we declare the thing that God revealed. Our hope believes that whatever God said will surly soon come to pass. On the other hand we all can have hopes that are not connected to us hearing from God. We can hope for a nice summer, hope it doesn't rain tomorrow, or hope to go on vacation. We can declare these hopes without us hearing an active word from God first. Thus every good thing is not a God thing even though it's not a bad thing. Thus for us in the Kingdom of God, faith is required to come first if we want God to work on our behave. Romans 1:17 "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” I pray that everything we have faith for will quickly come to pass.
This is Father's Day Sunday and as much as we should celebrate our earthly dads I believe our Father which art in Heaven is also worthy of our praise. As we honour God on this Father's Day may His Heavenly love be poured out upon all of us. Get ready, get ready, get ready for sharing the word of the Lord with us will be Doctor Emanuel a faithful member from our congregation. I know that Emanuel is a great dad to his children and he will have many words of wisdom that come from his relationship with the Lord.
Coming up on July 3rd we will have with us Pastor Ted Yuke from the Rock Church in Lower Sackville. Ted has been a spiritual overseer for me and our church from the very beginning. When I have had questions that I didn't know the answer to I would call Pastor Ted for some advice. Ted is no longer the senior pastor at Rock Church but is being used around the world to encourage the Body of Christ.
Continue to pray in faith for all the needs that are around us. Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice