Keeping It Real: Transition and Seasons

 
 
 

Keeping it real- Transition and Seasons

As I look at the last 6 months of ministry and life in the local Church, the word that best describes it is “transition”. The moving from one season into a brand new one.

Transition: Noun: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Change, move, passage, transformation, conversion, adaptation, adjustment, alteration, changeover, metamorphosis;

Transition happens to all of us. Just before a baby comes into this world, mother and child go through, ”transition”. We see this through scripture in the life of Israel and the leaders. We see this in the life of Jesus. We see this in life:  in relationships, parenting, and businesses and yes even in the local Church.  There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Whilst you and I often don’t have the answers to many of the changes and may not even enjoy “transition” its ultimate goal is that something better, bolder, bigger is about to follow. After transition a new-born child comes into the world. A new life with the world before him or her. Here is the great news: God knows ahead of time what will happen. He has the world in the palm of his hand. He never ever gets caught by surprise. He is all loving and all powerful and in control. Eccl 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Knowing that the best is ahead of you and I, transition is a time to keep our eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith, knowing that if Jesus is for us who can oppose us. Exciting times are ahead of us Church. Jesus is building HIS CHURCH.

Keeping it practical

Many of you will be aware that a number of our Lighthouse family have had to move overseas for work and thus leave Lighthouse for a season. Our elders Paul and Carla will be moving to New York shortly. This is transition. Whilst we are sad that no longer we can fellowship regularly with these amazing saints, we believe that we release our best so many others will also join us @ Lighthouse. This is the heartbeat of the kingdom. Many are already considering to join us in this season.

Paul and Carla in particular had eldership oversight over many areas of ministry @Lighthouse, like Family Ministry, Children’ Ministry and Mainly Music. These strategic Ministry areas will continue to grow and grow under the visionary leadership of the eldership and new leaders. I encourage you to put your hand up to serve in any of these amazing ministry areas. Many are already asking me how they can serve to see Lighthouse grow. This excites me. It is time for every member to raise and use their God given talents and leadership instinct. You and I are called to build @Lighthouse an incredible Church of Faith, Hope and Love. This is a season to cross our “Jordan” into our Promise Land. A season for the Ark of the Covenant “His Presence” to go ahead of us.

Love you and believe in you mighty women and men of God

Paul