8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit
Sounds like fun. What an adventure to set our sail and see God move as we are swept along by His power.
I must confess at times I approach ministry and life as if all of it is on my shoulders. That soon becomes a burden way too heavy to bear.
I believe the times I've felt most effective in ministry is when it just seemed fun. When God was moving and people's lives were being transformed before my very eyes. And it was clearly God's hand at work. I was just along for the ride. Fortunate to be close to the action.
I must celebrate by saying God has clearly been at work in our midst. In the past year I've experienced many great worship moments at StoneBridge. I've seen people's hearts softened to the Lord and each other. I've seen marriages healed, whole families baptized. I've heard reports of mission and ministry to neighbors and coworkers and to lives touched and transformed by the gospel all over the world.
God's people have given generously and with great joy of their time and finances to see that the good news of Jesus' love and forgiveness is shared with every man, women and child.
God is moving like the wind across the water. Quit rowing your boat. Set your sail and with us be swept along by the power of God's redemptive love.
Until the whole world hears,
Pastor of Creative Arts