Stocktaking / Bilanz ziehen

Since the beginning of 2017 I have been a member of the Bellville congregation. When I heard at that stage that the pastor will soon leave Bellville I thought : it is not the best point in time to join a new congregation.

Since last month our new pastor has arrived; the new shepherd. From previous experience I know that there will be changes when the old pastor leaves. Will the changes be positive? What are God’s plans for the congregation. Jeremia29, 11 tells us that “ God knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and future.” Am I/ are we prepared to yield to the Lord ?

Am I prepared to listen to God? How can I hear God’s voice? What helps me to be able to listen? I can talk to Jesus, I can read God’s word. That is the standard to walk in the Lord’s way. He wants to shape my heart .He wants us to serve him. Am I prepared to leave my comfortzone? Can I let go and obey my Saviour? He knows best where he wants to take us where our destination lies. He gives us his spirit so that we are able to…

Annegret Büttner