These last few days I’ve had the privilege of sitting with fellow pastors in Asia preparing for an important gathering coming up in March for our ministry. It was an invigorating experience because we spent a good deal of time on our knees praying for God’s direction and waiting on Him to guide us in the coming years.
Our key focus was and is to strengthen our mission by reinforcing “The Essence of Asian Access”. Core to this essence is our “Love Relationship with God” and we prayed, walked through scripture and spent time reflecting on how we can go deeper in our common bond to develop leaders and multiply churches.
As we reflected on this, David Dayalan, National Director Asian Access/India, shared during our devotion one morning the importance of walking with God from the perspective of Moses and the Children of Israel. Just after their failure and repentance at Mount Sinai, God's people were readying themselves for entry into the Promised Land. Moses knew that without God’s presence, they could not go forward:
Exodus 33:15-17 "Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”
How true this is! Everything we do in ministry flows from our “Love Relationship with God” and it is through intimately walking with Jesus (John 15:5) that we will bear much fruit.
Pray for us...that as we prayerfully seek "To see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church across Asia." Pray also that we would all daily come to the presence of our Father in Heaven and walk intimately with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
May He build a vibrant community of servant leaders “to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
For His Kingdom,