I'd like to take a moment to say "Happy Monday" to all our readers out there. This morning the girls are playing well (the reason I am able to blog right now... smile) and we have our radio station, miracle 89.1 playing because we want to catch our pastor sharing a one minute devotional on the radio. Last Monday was the launch of the new radio ministry, and since we haven't slowed down to catch it yet, we decided today is the day. Pastor shares a one minute devotional on the radio each day, three times a day. We are so thankful for what God has done in our midst at Gateway Church, and are full of anticipation to see what He has in store for the weeks, months, and years to come!
Yesterday we had a special service in which our pastor began a series called, "How Does Anyone Stay Married Fifty Years?" At the end, every couple in the building stood at the front and renewed marriage vows. It was a special moment between Josh and me, but also was a special moment to look around and see all the married couples God has drawn into our church. Just a year ago, our church was devastated and in state of absolute emergency. From a business standpoint, and for all practical purposes, the church should not have survived. Yesterday we had over 300 people for the first time in over a year! God is so good.
If you are interested in the one minute devotionals that our Pastor has written, you can click on our link to the Gateway Church website and there is a place for you to sign up to receive a devotional each day via email. We love you, and thank you for all the prayers you lifted before our Heavenly Father in our time of need. As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of a scripture God spoke to me in February. It has sustained Josh and me and it is our prayer that it will do the same for you.
"He is your constant source of stability. He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him." Isaiah 33:6