January 9, 2014


Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Yesterday was an eventful day for Beth and I.  It was 7 years ago (from yesterday) that I went into the hospital for 2 months. 

It was during that time, my family was told I would not make it through the night.  God had other plans for me though.

Today, I am the pastor at an awesome church. Yes, it’s small, but so are the problems.  TheAbandoned

new is wearing off, and now the church can move forward.

All churches have difficulties.  Difficulties are what makes our faith raise.   Without the rise in our faith, the only thing left is to close it.

Our faith must increase as well as our zeal for the unsaved.

In 2014, I totally expect this small church to become a pillar in the community and lighthouse for faith.  I believe God has some wonderful things in store for this church.

First Assembly of God church in Big Lake, Texas has seen the rough days.  They have witnessed division, betrayal, and abandonment.  Now, they have God’s grace and His love to carry them through.

It is now time to move forward.  All churches have a season through which there is no growth numerically.  Whether it is poor public relations, lack of leadership, or just basically a season to sit and bask in God’s presence, there is still a time of no obvious growth.

Sometimes it is just being in the right spot a...

Sometimes it is just being in the right spot at the right time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have been through a time of spiritual growth.  Now it is our time to move forward, outward and grow inwardly.  Spiritual growth brings the inward growth.  Vision brings about forward movement and evangelism brings the outward works.

Inward, Outward, and Upward growth brings about the dawning of a new day!

God is good when we wait upon Him.  We must spend quiet time basking in His presence and soaking up the power, encouragement, and love He has for us.

God bless and we’ll see you on the rebound!

Pastor Mark Jones

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