I, along with my husband and children, have been so blessed to visit with our friends, Mike and Cindy Heiniger, while they've been out here from Illinois. Mike and Cindy pastor a church in Monticello, Illinois called Crossroads Church. They started the church in obedience to God's call on their lives about four years ago, and I am excited and thrilled to say that they will be moving into their permanent, new building in September! In four years, they were able to purchase land and build a building, so it is evident to see that God is blessing them and their church. I wish I could see their new building in person, but I'll have to wait for another time to be able to do that. However, I can still be a part of it by continuing to pray for them and the ministry God has given them there.
Well, it's Video Sunday, and I'm using the song that Mike ended the service with today for this week's video. I love what this song says, so listen well!
Please remember Mike's message to us from this morning; I am keeping my notes because I have some things I'd like to say about his first point: "To walk by faith, I need to make my choices based on who God wants me to be, not on who I've been." Wow, I am so grateful that I am not what I was, but it is only by God's power and grace. I have a freedom from shame that I never thought would be possible. Also, his last point of: "To walk by faith, I need to make my choices based on eternal, unseen truth, not on temporary, visible lies," is SO powerful. We need to keep that verse, 2 Corinthians 4:18, before us always because it is counter-cultural in our society today. Mike's message was good for me to hear, and I plan on keeping my scarlet cord in my car to remind me to walk by faith.
Okay, I'm off to the coast with the Heinigers! Fun, fun!