At our Special Church meeting on 24th October we heard the results of our consultation, as well as what the leadership felt God is saying to us through it. Over the next week and a bit we have the opportunity to take the time to prayerfully consider all that was proposed, for some this is an exciting time, whereas for others it might elicit feelings of uncertainty. However, what I am extremely encouraged about is our shared commitment to unity, as was expressed on Tuesday, it was decided that all who call themselves a part of the church family here at ECBC will be able to express their feelings on the matter by having a vote. In Ephesians 4:3 Paul urges the church there to, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit”, which I believe we have done. This heart towards unity is just one of the reasons why I love to call our church “Home”.
Finally, as we continue to corporately seek God on this issue I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 2:15-16:
“The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
Were we left to our own devices, our judgement on this, and all issues would be questionable, thank God then, that we “have the mind of Christ” and can rely on Him to speak to us, and through us in this and all other issues.