This was our final Sunday at the faith community called, Friendship Celebration in Meridian, Idaho. Over the past two years, we have had the pleasure and blessing of establishing deep friendships, taking HUGE spiritual risks, and growing with the people of the congregation many of which have become not only new brothers and sisters but now a vital part of what we call our family in our life's journey. I have stated in previous posts how challenging it has been to follow the Lord as He has moved the "pillar of cloud and fire" and called us to a "new country"…we love the newness of the adventure that God is leading us on…we look SO forward to all that is on the horizon…but as we leave people whom we love, I remember the words of Paul as he shared his prayer for people he loved. If you don't know the complete story, read Acts 20. But for now, this is my prayer for our fellow followers of Jesus as we all take new steps of faithfulness, fellowship and kingdom living – we give thanks to God for all of you – we will always have a portion of our hearts at home with yours! Be the light on a hill and the salt of the earth that is your identity in Jesus!
"For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that
the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a
spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having
the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope
to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious
inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far
above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every
name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all."