Are You On Track?

Dear Church,
      How is it going in the start of the New Year? Are you having that daily quiet time with the Lord each day? If you set a plan to read through the Bible this year, are you on track?
        I made a commitment to be focused more on what the Lord wants than what I want this year. We all make commitments related to all kinds of things, but many times we only commit for a short period of time and then we stop. The Christian life is more about life change. We can’t do it on our own. It’s when we surrender our will to His, that it works. You see, we must die to self daily and take up our cross and follow Him. May God strengthen us all.
Revival! Revival! Revival! That is what we need in our church, in our city and our nation. I’m asking God to let it begin in me. March 3 will kick off our Revival meetings. Bucky Kennedy will preach Sunday morning and Mike Stone will preach Sunday night through Wednesday night. I believe these will be some of the best meetings we have had since I have been here at Oakland. Both of these men are and have been pastor’s. They    understand church life and they love people. If you haven’t invited anyone yet, please do. Let’s get as many people here as possible. That will take work, but it will be worth it.
I’m believing God to pour out His spirit in these days. We are praying more, reading and listening to the Word more. There are   exciting things happening at Oakland. God honors faithfulness.    Sunday, we had a number of guests who said they would be back. Let’s pray that they would stick. May God send us many more!
 
Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike