In a world filled with gloom, uncertainty, and despair, the church of the living God lives, moves, and operates in another realm. God's church, including Grace Church, lives in a dimension of divine security, hope, and resolve. God's church, including Grace Church, is destined for Heaven! And not only Heaven, but in this world it is destined to be triumphant, glorious, powerful, and unstoppable. To those who make up Grace Church, who have been empowered by the Holy Ghost and whose sin has been forgiven, yet, we have all had our share of suffering, heartache and loss, but today we chose to look on the bright side as our faith and hope dictate. We see almighty God at the forefront of our lives, leading, guiding, and directing our paths. We focus on victories instead of defeat, success instead of failure, and we focus on what we've gained more than what we've lost.
So, 2018 begins with "Celebrate!" We begin by celebrating Jesus, our family, and our church. We celebrate health, peace, and prosperity. We celebrate our new birth, our faith, and our hope. I am calling on Grace Church to celebrate life, blessed, victorious life. I do not promise that all of 2018 will be great, there no doubt will be times of discouragement, heartache, and loss. But always remember, we still have Jesus, we always have Jesus! I am asking all of us to celebrate everything. Celebrate Jesus, Grace Church, marriage, family, jobs, and the list goes on.
We commit to celebrate everything from salvation, deliverance, and healing to the parking place closest to the front door. We'll celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pay raises. We will even create events to celebrate. Today and every day is a day the Lord hath made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Let's celebrate 2018!