I’m pleased to introduce another issue of At the Center and trust you’ll be blessed by the articles. It is a privilege for Life Matters Worldwide to minister to you through these educational and timely articles.
I’d like to offer a word of encouragement and challenge. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart recently as I read Hebrews 4:16:
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
As I meditated on this verse I thought how difficult it is to get an audience with a famous person or leader. My mind went back to Esther and Nathan in the Old Testament. Both OT saints risked their lives to bring truth before kings.
What about today? How very difficult, maybe impossible, it is to obtain an audience with the president of a country, a corporate big-wig, or even a religious leader. But we, as believers in Christ, are invited into the throne of grace to speak with the Lord of the universe at any time!
To my shame, how often to I neglect that precious privilege?
As we enter a new year of ministry, let's determine to enter the throne room of God often to bring Him our praise and petitions, and to understand His plan for the ministry He's called us to serve!
May our Lord’s richest blessings rest upon you and the ministry in 2016.