As I reviewed my Via de Cristo talk on Environment, I began to see what our Fanning the Flame project is really all about. Our team has been called together to change our environment, and just as we are told in the talk, that change must start with us.
First and foremost, we are learning to be more prayerful people; to rely upon God and look for His leading. We are discovering our spiritual gifts and how we can use them to help others, in our church and in our community. We are being taught how to become better planners and to work with a goal in mind – the goal of bringing Christ into the lives of those around us.
None of this is easy. It means changing old habits and stepping out of our comfort zones. There are not many of us; most of us are not young; all of us have other responsibilities. It is a daunting responsibility. However, we have one big thing going for us, and that is the most important thing of all. As long as we are seeking to God’s will, He is on our side.
As the apostle Paul says in Romans 8:31b-32:
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”
And as the angel told Mary,
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
I ask our readers to continue in prayer for us, and our church. May we follow God’s leading and be molded in accordance with His will for us.