Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday March 21 John 4:27-42

Here is a foundational principle that applies to every person of faith and every congregation that gathers for worship. We all stand on the shoulders of those who went before us. We are all people of history, obligation, and debt. We owe a great word of ‘hallelujah’ to those faithful disciples who paved the way, shared the faith, and nurtured our convictions.

Here at Wilson United Methodist Church we stand on the shoulders of the early church in the Book of Acts. We are in debt to the Protestant Reformation, the ministry of John Wesley, and the obedience of Methodist Circuit riders who trusted the faithfulness of God as they moved to Colorado Springs before it was a city. We are privileged to build on the foundations of those who stoked the fire at the little chapel and had faith to invest in a new future for the North West part of our city. We stand on the history of teachers, leaders, and pioneers who demonstrated their faith by breaking new ground. Our fruitful present was their future dream. Our future dream will be the reality of another generation yet to come. It is the great Circle of Love!

“Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” I don’t know about you, but I am ready to invest in the future. I want to do it with every part of my life. I especially want to invest my time and my resources. Because I know that our investment today will make a difference in the future. The positive future of God is held in the hands of the God’s people today!

Imagine what would happen if a farmer only planted one seed. His harvest would be seriously limited. It would hardly be worthwhile. But farmers don’t plant just one seed. Because they have vision of the future. They have a powerful dream of abundance. Let me ask you; are you ready to invest in the future? Do you have a vision of abundance? Generosity today is the key!

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