Dear Precious Ladies
Oh wow we have come to the end of yet another month. February 2015 will never come again during our lifespan. It does not matter how good or how bad it was, the end of February has come.
We might want it to linger longer or we might want to hold on to it but we have to let go. It’s interesting to note that the coming month is March! This is an action word that denotes movement, rhythm and order. One of its synonyms is to come forward. Coming forward has an element of making progress or proceeding. The year is proceeding and moving forward and so must we.In the book of Philippians 3:13 the apostle Paul says, “Brothers and sisters. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead…” I would like to encourage you to look forward and continue to pursue God. You might not have managed to lay hold of that which you had planned for February or even for the year. Do not give up on your dreams and goals. Do not allow disappointment and discouragement to settle in your heart. Leave your regrets and failures in February. You cannot afford to march forward carrying baggage into March. This will hinder your march and your progress in the Lord and in life. Remember we get one shot at life, there are no rehearsals and there is no month that comes twice in one year. Dust yourself up and move forward. It’s not too late to recover lost ground. The Lord is there to help you to advance.
The word strain in Philippians 3:13 has stretching implications, it also implies pain, injury force, pressure and excessive demand. The apostle Paul says, “ ..straining toward what is ahead...” This shows that moving forward and making progress is not always easy. Sometimes there is pain, demands and pressure on us as we move forward. We can push past the pain and hindrances and challenges. This March the grace of the Lord abounds to all of us enabling us to make progress despite our current circumstances. May we all reach out for what is ahead of us instead of being stuck in what lies behind us. We can learn valuable lessons from our past but then the past should remain in the past because it has now passed!!I pray that this month of March maybe a notable month for you, that you will flourish and blossom in it. Continue to move forward in your prayer life, reading of the word, and exercising spiritual disciplines that enhance your character. Continue to work hard and to be diligent in all you do. Continue to love the Lord your God and to serve Him in the field you are. The Lord will surely visit you and bless you this month so sisters let us march on in March!
I am inviting you all who can make it to our annual conference on the 6th and 7th of March. To those of you who are in other parts of the world do pray for us we are expecting a mighty move of God during this conference and beyond. We know that no woman attending will go back home the same way they are coming. The Lord will surely visit us.
Pastor Fatima Sibanda