HELLO FELLOW NACM MEMBER MINISTERS….
I don’t know about you, but all this isolation from COVID, winter storms, and the emergence of emboldened “activists” seeking to silence Christianity and Christians and displace biblical morality, has had its challenging effects! On top of that, I’ve been hearing from our members in other countries, like Nigeria, Kenya, India, Pakistan and others, where overt persecution continues to increase, deliberately aimed at those who know and witness to Jesus as Savior and Lord. As well, many members have been facing health and family concerns as well.
I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE US IN CHRIST TO CONSIDER OUR NEED FOR EDIFYING FELLOWSHIP at this time, and as inoculations for Covid increase and the pandemic in many places seems to be waning: perhaps this coming SPRING and better, SUMMER, are times we need to plan GATHERINGS in our States or Regions! In anticipation I can “see” the Lord blessing such Gatherings to get us recharged and renewed corporately and individually: time together to share what the Lord is laying on our hearts, how He is encouraging us, envisioning His work in these times, and to pray together – which always is the Lord’s means of reviving His Church, His People, to use them mightily! It’s time for His CHURCH to have their “wok” moment, too, but ours to the outpouring of His Spirit in order to become a vital impacting influence in this world again! It certainly may not look like how we “did church” before, but that may be a good thing! WE NEED TO CATCH A FRESH VISION OF GOD’S OWN INTENTIONS FOR JOINING HIM IN HIS WAY of WORKING IN THIS DAY & TIME! We have to face it: we cannot keep doing Church OUR way: it’s time for a true revival that starts with the House of God!
And when the saints (that’s us) gather to pray, humbling themselves before Him, imploring for renewal, cleansing, and revitalizing ourselves in His Spirit and Will, that’s when our Lord often moves in response and shows us how to join Him in the work He wants to do!
[Interesting: while I’m typing this to publish, a knock at our front door: a Christian couple leaving a small pamphlet at our door, shared with me that they are just going door to door in our apartment complex to see if there are those interested in attending a small Bible study to explore the claims of the Bible. Wow! There it is! That so blessed me to see this kind of boldness and reaching out to the Lost!].
Rising up and Reaching Out! Not: “Build it and they will come”. WHAT IS THE LORD WANTING US TO DO THESE DAYS !? The more we gather unto Him and pray together, the more He will show us – I believe.
Besides, our NACM State Gatherings have been so blessed by the Lord: those who have come together always report how encouraged and re-energized they are in their faith.
SO…WHAT DO YOU SAY!? Contact your STATE ELDER (you’ll find him or her via your State webpage on this NACM website) and see if you can help get a Gathering going this Spring or Summer!
LET’S COME TOGETHER & SEEK THE LORD FOR HIS WILL & EMPOWERMENT TO DO IT!
Click this link to see a listing of links for the State webpages on the NACM website: https://nacministers.net/usa-project-local-groups/
IF YOUR STATE DOESN’T PRESENTLY HAVE AN ELDER, feel free to contact me to see if we can’t plan a Gathering and borrow an Elder from a nearby State to do it! : )