Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
Food for thought……
We will begin the year 2019 with emphasis on “Walking in Faith”. Matthew 14:22-32. Are you walking with Jesus and do you believe that He will do what He said He would do? Where is your faith? Walking by faith requires you to go to a place you do not know, one that God will reveal as you walk in obedience. Walking by faith requires a strong determination to follow God’s plan regardless what life throws your way. If you choose this path, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone as you can’t go on this grand adventure with God and keep your old way of thinking. (Get out of the boat!) Feelings follow correct behaviors, not the other way around. Make right choices to honor God and your feelings will eventually catch up. And though at first following God this way may appear to make your life harder, it actually does the exact opposite. It makes your attitude more in line with His, thus enabling you to weather whatever comes your way. So again, I ask the question, will you walk by faith, even when you cannot see? People who walk by faith don’t see obstacles, they see opportunities. Remember, everyone has their own path. Walk yours with integrity and wish all others peace on their journey. When your paths merge, rejoice for their presence in your life. When the paths are separated, return to the wholeness of yourself, give thanks for the footprints left on your soul, and embrace the time to journey on your own. Have courage and keep the faith. The journey is lonesome, the followers are few, but just wait and listen for God to speak. Keep God first in your life and He will direct your path. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6. So again, the same as the years before and the years to come, the church is called to live and act differently so that the world can see Him in us. As true believers in Christ, the act of consecration involves being a living sacrifice to Him. Be blessed!
Servants of Christ,
Bishop Brian D. and Lady Sandra Olden
Bishop Brian D. Olden
Lady Sandra Olden