Pastor's Post for July


Make the word “opportunity” your focus for the month of July. Opportunity can mean many things for many people. The most important aspect of opportunity is the fact that it requires a decision that is followed up with action that reflects our priorities.

     Ephesians 5:15-16 New Living Translation (NLT)

     15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but        

     like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every    

     opportunity in these evil days.

It comes as no surprise to us that we all have the same 24 hours a day to live our lives until our time is up. It is also no surprise that the days we live in are evil. How do we turn the tide in our favor? Paul tells us to “make the most of every opportunity”. The King James Version of the above verse tells us to “redeem” our time.

Do not just spend this summer with no plan. Take the opportunity to grow in your walk with God, spend quality time with your family, read a book or do something that God has been calling you to do. Just spending our time to make ourselves happy in this world will mean nothing if we are not investing it in things that will impact God’s Kingdom. Evaluate every opportunity and make the most of it for God’s glory and your fulfillment. Enjoy your summer and emerge stronger than when you started it.

In Him,

Pastor James