I am determined more than ever that I do not want my life in Christ to be something that I endure. I want to live my life in a way that pleases and honors God. I am afraid that so many people view God as part of their lives and not as the primary pursuit of their life. Church has become something we do on the way to do something else.
In Psalm 63, David declared: “O God you are my God; early will I seek you; my soul is thirsty for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” That verse tells me that God should be the focus of our daily lives not our desires and pursuits. I do not want to grow complacent in my Christian life therefore I must continually seek Him and what He would have for me each day.
A.W. Tozer once said: “Complacency is a deadly foe. The desire daily for God must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He wants to be wanted by His people.” As I read that quote, I began to think about how I can keep Christ the focus of my life. I want to give you two questions that I believe we must continually ask ourselves.
First, we must ask ourselves regularly “Is my relationship with the Lord fresh?” In other words, is it exciting and new or are we are living on things that happened awhile back? Am I spending time with Him daily?
The second question we must ask ourselves on a regular basis is ‘Are we flexible”? Specifically, are we willing to allow God to stretch or change us so that we might make a difference for His Kingdom? I want more than ever to make a difference in the lives of the students at Metrolina. My desire is that we would always be distinctly Biblical in all that we do.
Our goal at Metrolina should be as Paul stated in Colossians 1:28 where he challenged us as believers to “present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” At Metrolina, we will pursue the goal of preparing our students spiritually while accomplishing academic excellence. I am confident that God will honor our efforts if we stay true to the challenge of Colossians 1:28.
Finally, you will be receiving information on our annual Basic Needs Drive called Operation Care that will run from November 18th through December 6th. We join efforts with First Baptist Indian Trail to help meet the needs of hungry and hurting people in our area and around the world with this drive. Please pray about how you may be involved in showing those less fortunate the love of Jesus!