“…Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you… Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
This was God’s charge to Joshua after the death of Moses. It is also a challenge and a comfort for the leaders who will rise in MCM (as well as DCF). With the nearing of the end of this term, the MCM core opted to make use of the time in training leaders. Each of us was assigned to speak on one of the six chapters of Ephesians. We also encouraged others to become more involved by granting them responsibilities in the fellowship meetings. Our accountability within the fellowship keeps growing stronger as we share our testimonies, praises, and struggles whenever we meet. MCM once again holds regular prayer meetings and core meetings on Sunday nights. May we continue to seek the Lord with bowed hearts and bended knees.
The Movers learned that God’s purpose does not end with their individual lives, but all believers had been reconciled to God and to each other and we are all united as members of one body, the church, with Christ as its head. As members of the church, we are called to proclaim the Gospel and to build each other up in love.
MCM took a break from the series on Ephesians to make room for the season of love, the romantic kind. Our speaker was someone who reaped the fruits of waiting on the Lord. She recently married an alumnus of NCF who teaches philosophy. Her experiences enabled her to leave these three helpful things with us.
Keep your heart…
1. in God’s hands
We also had a lively nose-bleeding discussion about love, emotions and the intellect.
When we hope in the Lord, we will not be disappointed because we hope not in the things that could happen but in who He is.
Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the LORD.
As Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians, may we be rooted and established in love. May we grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and know this love that surpasses knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
To Him be all the glory!