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Make It Count

August 26, 2016
By Rev. Rick Calloway

“For it is time to seek the Lord.” Hosea 10:12

A mulligan is a practice sometimes used in golf that provides an opportunity for a do over. In other words, you can use a “mulligan” to hit a shot to replace one that you do not like. In professional golf, mulligans are not allowed and therefore every shot counts. This probably explains why when you watch professional golfers they take an extraordinary amount of time over each and every shot. 

Real life does not provide us with mulligans either. The daily decisions we make count and have an effect on who we become and how our lives unfold. The same holds true for society as a whole. In the 1960’s, our country enacted laws that removed God from the schools, government institutions, and more. During this same time, we saw decisions made by our country that have caused us to devalue human life.

All of these decisions have consequences. The decision to remove or marginalize God from our daily lives has changed the way our society thinks and lives. We no longer have a majority of people who believe in absolute truth. We have school systems wrought with violence and other behavioral issues. In recent days, the removal of a biblical worldview from our society has worked to dismantle the traditional family. Our culture has subtly moved so far away from God over the years to bring us to where we are today.

As the prophet Hosea declared above, I believe it is once again “time to seek the Lord” as never before. It is time for us to commit ourselves as Christians to making everything we do on a daily basis count for the Lord.

With that in mind, our theme for this school year is “Make It Count” with the theme verse being Hosea 10:12. After much prayer, our administrative team feels directed by God to lead our students, staff, and families this school year with the focus of making everything we do count for the glory of God!

It is our heart's desire that every decision, every class, every athletic contest, every fine arts performance, and everything we do count in making a difference in the lives of others for the cause of Christ. More than ever, we want to lead our students into a dynamic, daily walk with Christ so that they will realize that every decision and every action counts.

Our world desperately needs Christians who live passionately for Jesus and exhibit the difference only He can make in a life. As bad as the culture can be, I still have hope that God wants to use our students, staff, and families for “such a time as this” to impact this world for Christ.

Will you join us in seeking the Lord this year with all of our hearts, souls, and minds? I also ask that you pray for our faculty and staff this year as we lead our precious students in chasing hard after God!