“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
We just finished our Christmas season. Many people think this season is the four Sundays of Advent; Christmas Eve; and Christmas Day. But, as Presbyterians, the season lasts until January sixth which is epiphany. Epiphany is the key to our discipleship of Jesus in the world.
Well, Christmas and Epiphany have come and gone. Did you all contemplate and commit to God your personal discipleship plan for 2024? Maybe you committed to praying for other people? Maybe you committed to helping at the local food bank? Or maybe you committed to being more involved in our church? We have a lot going on, and we need people to help. Our volunteers are stretched thin – praise God for them. If you haven’t made your discipleship commitment to God yet, please prayerfully consider doing that. There are many more opportunities than you see on Sunday morning. If you are not comfortable with being up front or in charge, your talents could be so useful to those who are up front and in charge. There are schedules to put together; data to keep track of; trainings to set up; and many more tasks to complete. As the old saying goes – many hands make light work. Please help with doing God’s work!
Prayer: Gracious God, help us to commit to you our personal discipleship plan for 2024. Help us to understand it takes MANY hands to get the work done. Help us to not be afraid to put ourselves out there. In Jesus name we pray – Amen.