That phrase can strike fear in all of our hearts and minds. The unknown is frightening as we consider all the things that could go wrong in our world, especially when it comes to our finances. Security is one of our basic needs and thinking about all the “what if’s” can cause panic and anxiety when we think about future plans.
But what if the WHAT IF question wasn’t as much about fear, but about possibility?
What if we trust in God? God can do far more with what we give, in our lives and in the lives of others, than we could possibly imagine or do on our own?
When Wesley Memorial considers its long history of serving Jesus Christ in High Point, we would be fools to not stand in awe at what God has done through us.
But WHAT IF we could do more?
What if Wesley didn’t have to rest on its past accomplishments for its confidence and pride. What if incredible things done, by God, through us, in our past were nothing compared to what could be done?
What if GREATER THINGS were possible?
Every year Wesley Memorial engages in a stewardship campaign in which we come together and commit to giving significant money to the church that we love to keep its doors open, to keep its services running, and to keep all of the wonderful things we currently do funded. We always run a balanced budget, and we are faithful.
But what if this year we weren’t faithful to only what we do, have done, and are doing?
WHAT IF we decide to be faithful with what God could do through us.
What if this year we intentionally raised more, eclipsed our needs with our gifts, and said to God, “What do we do? What wounds in our community should we heal? What problems can we solve? What people can we love?
What GREATER THINGS will you do through us?”
God has not called us to be great based on our past, but to be great and do greater things here and now. Will we as a church be known for what we have done, or will we leave the community of High Point breathless as they consider all that we may do?
Yours In Christ,
The Reverend Carter Ferguson
Associate Pastor, WMUMC
Senior Pastor, Ward Street Mission