THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 2016
|"That we should be to the praise of His glory... " (Ephesians 1:12)
We were called to live and serve for God's glory. When we allow God to use us and work in us His good will, we discover not only that we fulfill His plan but also that we find our deepest fulfillment in Him. When at the center of our hearts is the desire to glorify Him, the trials and difficulties of life become opportunities to know Him better, to trust Him more fully, and to have the glory and beauty of His divine life shine brightly through our human frailty and weakness. Whenever His love, patience, kindness, gentleness, peace and joy are manifested in our lives in the midst of adverse circumstances, we serve to the praise of His glory as we testify of His great power, love and wisdom as well as of His all-sufficient grace to help us overcome and persevere to the end. Only His presence with us is the true source for peace above all understanding, joy in spite of all circumstances and hope beyond the things that can be seen
There is no more dignifying way to live this life and no higher calling than to serve such a great God and to become partakers to His eternal glory at the end of our journey. When we allow this vision of God’s perfect glory to take dominion over our lives, our greatest joy and most earnest desire will be to tune our will to His perfect will, to follow Him without reservation, and to let His perfect love do its mighty work in our hearts, transforming us from glory to glory, to a more closer resemblance to Him. Our God is worthy to receive all praise and glory and honor. Let us give our utmost to serve Him with all our strength and love Him with all our heart, so that when men shall see our lives they can do nothing else but glorify our Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
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We are encouraged to see the word of God bearing fruit for salvation in the churches in the Republic of Moldova we are ministering to. Eight young brothers and sisters from Ciuciueni and a brother and sister from Dorotcaia testified in the water of baptism the faith they have in the Lord Jesus. There were many unbelieving friends, neighbors and relatives who attended and had the opportunity to listen to the living message of the Gospel.
We continue the evangelistic meetings in Hartop, a village in the Republic of Moldova where there is not even an Orthodox church. There are many adults and children who attend the Thursday and Sunday gatherings and who can listen to the words of the Scriptures and to learn about our Lord Jesus and His plan of salvation. There are several men and women who have come to the Lord since we started this work and in September, 2015, we were able to begin meeting in what is now the first church building in this villagea. We are praying that many people will open their hearts and find salvation and new life by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We rejoice for the opportunity God gives us every day to comfort and encourage elderly brothers and sisters who are in suffering or in need, and to share the Gospel with friends, neighbors and relatives we meet during our visits.
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25:40)