Getting To Know You!
As I sit at my desk and begin to write, I am aware that I do not know you yet. One of the first things that I learned as a speaker is that we need to know our audience. Since I have not had the honor and privilege of meeting you, I am very mindful that each of you is unique and each of you has a story to tell. I look forward to hearing your story and telling you mine.
In the words of a great writer, “Ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” (Paul, Ephesians 1:15–23)
I am committed to praying Paul’s prayer for you and I ask that you would pray the same for me.
We are all in ministry together and we will accomplish the great plan that God has for us, if we work together as the Body of Christ. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you!
In Christ’s service together,
Pastor Jenni Piatt
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