Sorry for the delay since my last update as I have been “on the run” lately with balancing business travel, ministry and of course, family and what real life is all about! I am reminded and encouraged of Paul’s writings about continually pressing on with purpose and eternity in mind!
But I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I am so thankful in my life that I am not alone in pressing forward with so many things going on! First, I have God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit guiding me along the way. Then, my biggest blessing in life is my amazing wife Tanya who supports me like none other (enough said!). And then there are my kids who continually teach me so much about life and faith and myself, and provide me with such motivation to keep on pressing on, so they can continue the journey long after my legs give out! Of course my parents and brothers were and are factors the Lord blessed me with in shaping me as well … and then there have been and still are many more and it would take too long to write about them all …
However, I fully realize and am so thankful for LIFT and all of us who are journeying together and pressing onward in life with a purpose and with Kingdom mind to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in our lives, actions and conversations with others! What the Lord has already shown us thus far during the LIFT journey IS proof of already seeing some of the “prize” that He is calling us heavenward.
A couple of updates:
-CLUB LIFT- THIS SUNDAY: Mastery Club- The kids are saying there verses that they have been working on these past 6 months. Parents please help them finish strong and work on the verses in the next days in helping them earn their bonus party in June!
-1 JOHN to THE RED LETTERS: As we wrapped up the journey through 1 John last week we will spend some weeks on the “Red Letters” (The Words of Christ) during our Sunday morning LIFT messages.
-FACILITY UPDATE: Staring June 3rd, we will have our Sunday morning LIFT services at a new larger location (the Kirchgemeindehaus of the nearby Protestant Church of Zug), BUT ONLY ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH! This is very exciting to see that the Lord is opening new doors in aiding our limited space problem at Vorstadt and although it will be a transitional period, we are excited with such a provision thus far. More details to come soon. Please keep our space issue in prayer as we may have another possibility available later in the Fall.
Again, I look forward to worshiping with you at LIFT this Sunday!
In His grip and grace,