Isaiah 40:28-31 New International Version (NIV)
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
2018 Theme ~ Mounting with Wings
We shall take time and wait on the Lord (Jan – Mar 2018)
This refers to hoping with expectation, totally depending on God and having a willingness to allow God determine the terms and timing.
It will include Prayer; Bible study and meditation and developing the discipline of quiet time. It should be noted that waiting takes time. David waited for a long time before he could become king and even when it came; he was in exile, not the way we would have humanely expected a king to be enthroned. It’s always on God’s terms and timing.
Mounting with wings into the mission field (Apr – Jun 2018)
To mount is to go up or ascend over obstacles. It involves surmounting threats of predator. It involves strength and courage in dangerous, turbulent weather, soaring above the storms to safety.
In the coming year, we shall mount and leave our problems below us, as we go higher and put our energies and efforts on our higher calling in ministry and missions.
Running and walking with endurance (Jul – Sep 2018)
Endurance calls for tenacity, commitment, training and self-discipline. This calls for growth of the Christian. When you grow weary of running, don’t stop, keep walking.
We should consider the basics of our Christian walk (2 cor 5:7) – walking by FAITH and not by sight.
Looking beyond this life with hope (Oct – Dec 2018)
This refers to a life of PURPOSE, going through the challenges of life, including death with hope; looking to life beyond the earth (HEAVEN) with THANKSGIVING.