The 223 General Assembly is upon us. I’m confident that our preparation and planning will pay off this week as we welcome and host Presbyterians from all over the world.
These past two years I’ve had the privilege of serving as co-moderator of the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA). As I continued my work as pastor of Third Presbyterian, there were times the work seemed overwhelming. It was then, in the middle of an already overloaded schedule, God gave me a revelation.
This is how it happened.
When I normally plan my day, I come up with a list of what I HAVE to do. My revelation is very simple. I change HAVE to GET!!! This may seem insignificant, but it is revelatory for me. This answer to prayer changes my focus and motivation.
I want to share this testimony with you so that we may all realize the gift we have. As the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy, we can look at this week and say collectively we GET the opportunity to interact, impact, and transform the church, as we do the work of GA.
Perhaps this small change in perspective will continue to excite and motivate us this upcoming week. We have asked the PC(USA) to meet us in St. Louis, and now they are arriving by the thousands! I’m looking forward to seeing you there as well.
Rev. Cedric Portis
Pastor, Third Presbyterian Church