Ministry Tools Resource Center
Newsletter: January 2021

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Dear Friends,
 
God's Word speaks about how in the last days the love of many will grow cold (Matt. 24:12). With all that's happening in the world today, it will be easier than ever to get distracted from what matters most. Think about it. -- Many of us haven't even regularly been meeting with a Church Body. Are we worshiping nonetheless? Are we spending consistent time with God in prayer and in His Word? Are we making efforts to fellowship with others in whatever ways we can?
 
What better time than the start of this new year to develop a spiritual fitness plan. Take some time to think about your own priorities. Are you most concerned about that which will keep your love relationship with the Lord growing strong?

A new resource can help you work through the discipline needed to consistently pursue that which matters most. Check out: Getting Spiritually Fit

As emphasized in that resource, it's not about mustering up our own willpower but rather relying on God to empower and motivate us. Biblical spirituality reflects the Spirit's work.
 
We need God's power to be at work within us but also through us in whatever way we might be serving others so our priorities are what they should be. Some articles in the past month reflect the need for His power:

Blessings in the New Year,

Phyllis Kline
Ministry Tools Resource Center