Both Ps Murray and Ps Meredith are originally from South Australia, where they had served in the various facets of Senior Pastoral ministry in several churches over many years, being ordained in 1990. They have two sons, Chris & Tom.
They share a genuine love for people and a passion to see lives impacted with the miracle working power of God. Changing lives through the power of faith in God’s Word. Committed to seeing people turned from a destiny of meaninglessness into lives coming into connection with the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and through His power, healed, restored and re-established as people to learn the ways of the Kingdom of God and put them into daily lifestyle practice.
HAPPY NEW YEAR—Welcome to 2019.
I’m sure that you have all figured out that the whole of life consists of one decision after another. The decisions that we make whether bigger or smaller ones, or somewhere in between, have an enormous affect on our lives, both in the short term and the longer term. It helps to make good decisions, right?
So my point here is all summed up in this one question, that I am asking you to consider and decide. What kind of a Christian do you want to be?
Do you want to be empowered to handle victoriously/successfully, (meaning God’s way), the issues that no doubt will arise. Or not? Now consider at this point, you get to decide, but know this, that if you don’t choose to make a decision here, then the world will decide for you, and you may not like the outcome of this.
The first scripture that comes to mind is Prov 3:5,6. In all your ways acknowledge Him (first) and He will direct your paths. His directions are always in your best interests because He loves you, He never leaves you, and He delights to see you overcoming in His strength and by His grace.
If you do want to be an empowered Christian in 2019, then that is a decision to make, to spend serious time in the Word, to seek to get to know the Holy Spirit more and more, so that you are increasingly sensitive to His voice, and to strengthen your faith walk, as without faith it is impossible to please God. Seriously, choosing not to make a decision in this area is definitely not your best choice.
We notice daily that the world is changing rapidly, and perhaps the direction it seems to be heading is not what you would prefer. Perhaps we can’t change that but we can still have the victory and the peace of God guarding our hearts and minds in the midst of whatever comes. A well known scripture (Prov 18:21), says Death and life are in the power of the tongue. So taking control of our words is critical, but our words really only represent what is going on in our hearts. And it is the Word of God dominating, in your heart, that has a lot to do with being an empowered Christian.
So in summary, being an empowered Christian, centres around several things. Firstly, knowing clearly in our hearts what God in Christ has already done for us, second, what God through the Word and the Spirit has done in us, and third, what we are to the Father God now that we are in Christ, and lastly, what God can do through us as we surrender to Him.
Eph 3:20. “Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is working within us.” His power working within, is the Word alive in your heart and on your lips. Decide today, this year, by the Grace of God that for you, 2019 is going to be my best year ever. Decree & declare that NOW in Jesus Name. Wow: Get ready: Exciting year coming up. We love you,
Pastors Murray & Meredith.