To all our members, friends and regular visitors here at CFC,
Welcome back to all our CFC members, regular visitors and people logging in for the first time onto our website. I greet you in the lovely name of our Lord Jesus Christ and I trust that you and your family had a brilliant holiday season.
OUR THEME FOR 2018: ARISE AND SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME
In our planning for 2018 God gave me the scripture in Isa 60:1 that says: ”Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.”
As I pondered on this verse I knew that for the last few years the church in general had spend much time on building teams, finding and training the right people for corporate ministries, putting strategies in place, growing ministries etc. and along with that I met many individuals who felt like as if they had gotten lost somewhere along the way.
I have noticed how believers struggle in their walk with God and for so many their journey with God has become hard and difficult. Their exposure to constant trials, tribulation, disappointments and failures left them in a state of hopelessness and fear and without us realizing it, they float between the “Church Going Crowd ” until one day when they just disappear, sad, broken and disappointed.
For many it might not be as bad, yet you might not feel complete or fulfilled. There’s this constant hunger for God yet He’s been quit for a long while. Not much has happened over the last few months or year in your walk with God. Some of your prayers are long overdue and as your heart desires for a fresh encounter… you’re still waiting. For many of us …well we need a fresh boost in regard to our prayer life and time with God.
Well, this is why I believe God gave us this word for 2018. Surely we’re going to see individuals having a fresh encounter with Jesus this year. We’re going to see people who’s lives are going to be turned upside down and we’re going to see members and visitors having wonderful breakthroughs with God. God is going to make MANY things new again!!
So my dear friend wherever you are at, this is YOUR word for 2018:
“Arise (from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you – rise to a new life!!) Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you!! (AMP)
God bless you.
Past Roland and Denise Engel