The vision of this year is a continuation of last year—One Savior, One Step, One Soul.
We have said this in various ways over the last three decades at East Coast:
• Exaltation, Edification, Evangelism
• Reach Up, Reach In, Reach Out
• Christ, Community, Connection
• Love God, Love the Church, Love People
No matter how we say it, the order is what matters the most. Put God first. Make a move toward Him. Give generously to others.
Everything I have comes from God. Through all of these devotions, you will see God’s steps toward you: His power, peace, mercy, truth, forgiveness, and grace. This is the character of God. Jesus is literally our Savior. Without Him, we cannot save ourselves. He moves toward us, and then we take our next step.
The key to our growth is that we would obey. What does God want from us? Does He want us to be perfect? No. He simply wants us to take little steps. Being faithful in the little things is all that matters to God. He handles the big things. We get to be a part of the grand things of God’s life by taking little steps.
God doesn’t pick us just so we can have a fancy life and be on the starting team. He actually blesses us so that we can be a blessing. We don’t just obey Him. We take what God gives us, and we give it to other people. The “one soul” matters to God, therefore the “one soul” matters to us.
We love God and others because God loved us first. We take one step. The beauty is that we are not doing this alone.
This is Our Next Move. Let’s do it together.
Lord, help me put You first in every part of my life. Open my eyes to see and ears to hear You clearly over the next twenty-one days, so I can become all you have called me to be.