Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Well the new year is finally here and we are excited as always. As I do every year, I like to take a brief moment and say just a few things. There are plenty of things to be said for our theme but you can only say so much at one time if it's going to be properly received. The theme for our year is The Year Of Victory. Again, that's the theme for our church for 2019. You may go to a church and they have another theme which is all fine as that's what's needed where you go. With that in mind let me say a few things this week and be brief.
Victory is not just something for our church alone. It is something for everyone in the body of Christ. I can't tell you how many times I heard people talking about that theme once I got home and was watching various broadcasts. Truly it is time for the people of God to experience true victory. As I shared in our service, victory may not always come in the way we think it will. There will be plenty of ways you will see God bring about victory in your life. We always say weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. That is victory plain and simple.
There are a few things we have to keep in mind about experiencing victory. One you must go through something. There's nothing to win until you've gone through something. The next thing you must need is obedience. You cannot have victory if you don't listen and take heed. Let me be clear. You will NEED to be obedient to God if you are going to have victory. You will need God to lead you and guide you. This won't happen by you. This will happen by power and spirit of God.
So, regardless to where you attend and what the theme for your church may be we can all look forward to great things from God this year. We can all look forward to much needed changes in our life. All we need to do is be willing and obedient and we shall eat the good of the land. My point this week is simple. Let this be the year that you do all God says in order to experience all God has for you. My prayer is that you live to declare the works of the Lord!
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon