Dedication Day

August 2, 2006
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Ephesians 3:20 – Now glory be to God! By His mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more that we would ever dare to ask or hope. (NLT)

It was Dedication Day for our new building in the church where my family and I have been members for many years. Over seven years before, the church voted to relocate from the downtown location occupied for more than half a century.

"This has truly been a miracle of God," the chairman of the building committee shared with an overflow congregation on that first Sunday. One of our senior citizens, who has been a member of the church since 1931, told the happy congregation, "God has led all the way."

A former minister, who was with us when the building program began, challenged us never to forget, "It's all about Him."

The new building was raised up during a time when there were many months without a pastor. Yet, God revealed His mighty power during the long process through His question, "Is anything too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:27 NIV)

Today, many of us face uphill decisions in our life. It seems there is a long, hard road ahead of us. But if we know we are being obedient, God can keep us moving with the same question, "Is anything too hard for me?" We are called to plunge into the very area to which God calls us. He will help us to accomplish much.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for guiding all congregations currently undergoing construction projects. Help all of us never to forget that it is all about You. May others see Jesus in us as we minister through new or expanded buildings. Amen.


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Melva Cooper
Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

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