Paul recognized an open door when he saw one. Do we? I hope so, because God has opened a door for effective ministry for River of Life.
For the last several Sundays we have been privileged to have children and teenagers from the New Horizons ministry join us in the Legacy service. Some great things have already happened in the lives of these children as a result of being here. Many of them have connected with members of the RLA family. More are waiting. All we need is…YOU!
Last Sunday we were blessed to have many families from a neighboring church visit the Legacy service. This church which is located in Fort Myers is going through a time of transition with the passing of the pastor. How great it was to see our church family join with their church family in worship, prayer, and fellowship. Truly, in Christ we are one. Following the service many of these brothers and sisters in Christ expressed their appreciation for the Legacy service and their plan to return.
In a few weeks we are walking through another open door God has provided at Stoneybrook. The 2013 Bash is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 30-31. The outreach will be held each morning from 9:00am – 12:00pm, and will conclude with a very special Legacy service under the tent on Friday evening. We are going after unreached families. Again, all we need is…YOU!
Paul understood that when God opens a door for effective ministry you don’t ignore it, you walk through it. Maybe the open door isn’t what you expected. Maybe it doesn’t look like what you anticipated. But God chooses which doors to open. Our job is to walk through the doors He opens.
Is this an appeal? Most certainly! If we ignore the open door, God will simply find another church that is willing. But if we will seize the opportunity God has set before us, He will use RLA to do amazing things.
With Paul we can truly say, “A great door for effective work has opened to me.” Like Paul, let’s walk through the open door.
Pastor Todd Weston