2013: Strategic transformation

Thoughts on the new year from the West’s territorial commander

By James Knaggs, Commissioner

I love working for God. Everything has purpose. Everything is right. Nothing is wasted. It feels optimal and the potential return to the glory of God is unlimited.

This year in the Western Territory, USA, we are looking for transformation in the lives of thousands and more as we present the love of God in compelling and intentional ways. We need to be strategic. Like the farmer who scatters the seed, we then cultivate the germination of the growth where it takes root. We do this purposefully and with every best intention.

Wait until you see what it looks like. I’m praying it looks like you and me.

I wonder if we can consider the possibility of a new year’s resolution to lead someone to Christ. What do we think would be a standard expectation of God for us as Salvationists?

I think it starts with a list. Can we at least, in this year, put a list in our Bible of 10 people who are unsaved, that are somewhere in our influence that we can pray for throughout the year?

We need to be more intentional and strategic.

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 NIV).

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