Ephesians 4:14 -“We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.”
We live in a day when it is difficult to know what “Christian” really means. A Gallup poll recently said that almost two thirds of the people in the U.S. claim to be a Christian. With the shape this country is in, it is clear that the meaning of what a Christian really is has changed. I believe that the meaning has changed because most folks are not anchoring their lives firmly on the foundation of God’s Word. We live in a generation that does not believe in absolute truth and are being “tossed about with every wind of doctrine” that Paul talked about in Ephesians.
As followers and believers in Christ, we should be challenging ourselves to live Biblically. We cannot hope to raise Godly kids without being a Biblically distinctive family. We must study God’s Word, commit our lives to it, and use it as the dividing line for all decisions that we make.
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 important it is for me to keep Christ the focus of my life and the focus of our school.
God has been good to us over the years at MCA but I do want to rest on the spiritual victories of the past or become complacent in our approach to allowing God to be our school’s focus. I commit to you that we will pray and work harder than ever before on chapel schedules, school events, and our own personal lives as staff and faculty to make sure that we stay Biblically distinctive in our approach. We must continually work to keep our students from being tossed about with every wind of doctrine that comes along. With summer approaching, would you pray for me as I seek to lead our school in preparing spiritually for next school year?
My prayer is that the students of MCA will see Jesus in me and the faculty and staff. I want to not only share with them the difference that Jesus makes but I want them to see the reality of it in our daily lives. I love the students of Metrolina and I stand convinced that God has great plans in store for each of them and I pray that He will use our school to help prepare them for that future.