June is the last month of the financial year, a time when companies slow down and prepare to take account of their stock.
The retail industry calls out to customers to join in the stocktake sales whilst businesses take time to assess where their business is at, their profits and losses, and then prepare for a new financial year with fresh vision and targets to reach out to.
It’s also good for us Born Again believers to take stock of our lives. Am I growing in grace, faith, knowledge and love? Have I grown from past struggles and hurts? Am I fulfilling God’s will for my life and family?
These are all questions we need to ask ourselves, not with guilt and shame but with honesty and a desire for God to change us.
During this time of spiritual ‘stocktake’, let’s allow Jesus to give us fresh vision as He realigns us with the purpose of His church. Where we allow The Lord to revive and refresh our hearts and commitment to His cause. Where we re-evaluate our attitudes and motives. Where we rededicate our lives for
the cause of Jesus Christ.
My prayer for Gracepoint, is to be clay in the Potter’s Hands, so that the Master Potter can make us the men and women that He desires for us to be made in His likeness and image, filled with His purpose.