The Shepherd’s Vigil 05/07/2019

A Weekly Message from Rev. Rafe Vigil, Senior Pastor

My thoughts and prayers recently have been about our next faithful steps as a congregation. Things are going well as we serve together in mission, share God’s love with our community in many ways and work toward a new building. However when things are going well we humans tend to get comfortable and want to stay in that ‘things are well” space.
 
However God never calls us to stay put and Jesus never promised to make us comfortable and keep us there. Following Jesus, discipleship, is always about the next faithful step. We have been blessed so that we can do the next thing.
 
So, what is the next thing? I truly don’t know but I am very sure it is coming. God does not fill us without a purpose and a call to serve. New things are coming that will call us out of our comfortable patterns and will call us to follow Jesus into the mission field.
 
Now is the time for conversations, courage and prayer so that the Holy Spirit will fill us and send us into the next steps of faithful discipleship.
 
Working out our faith with Fear and trembling, (Philippians 2:12).
 
See you Sunday.
 
Pastor Rafe