What a tremendous year we had here at the POS last year. It’s important to learn to leave the disappointments of the past right where they are, in the past. However, we ought to rejoice and take encouragement in the great things that God had done for us and through us.
Last year we saw over 50 baptised in the precious name of Jesus, with as many receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Glory to God! Our major events of; Encounter, Transfusion and Turning Point were huge successes with optimum attendances throughout. We released Br Jacob & his family to pastor the Gold Coast Church providing the expenses for their move and continuing to support them heavily throughout the year. We continued to give to Overseas, Home and Australian Youth Missions, filled up a container to donate material relief to the flood victims of the UPC Fiji, as well as offerings to the cyclone victims in the Philippines.
We supported the youth outreach in Maroubra, while Bible studies and outreach furthered their efforts. On and on we could go, but time and this short article would fail to sum up all the wonderful things that God has wrought through His people this year. We rejoice in every victory and indeed every soul saved from the clutches of hell.
This new year, let us not rest on our laurels but let us build upon the momentous achievements of the previous year. Only look to improve and to grow from thence with a greater level of commitment and discipline. Not necessarily to do more, for some, but to do better and be wiser in our worship and service to God.
What can you change for the better this year? What disciplines will you focus on improving in your consecration before the Lord? These are questions best asked at this juncture on our calendar, so you may as well face them. Let 2013 be even greater for the glory of God. Seek Him first and all else shall follow.
“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matt 6:33 (MSG)
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.