This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Daniel Grant.
Paul wrote a critical letter to the Roman church to encourage them and to correct them. He showed his love for them and his desire that they not only be connected, but be a spiritual blessing to one another.
Rom1:7 “To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
If Paul was alive today and writing this letter to us, in Fullerton what would he have written? Full1:7 “To all who are in Fullerton, beloved of God, called to be saints: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” I believe that He would remind us of who we are, we are Christ’s beloved, the ones that Christ has set his beautiful affection upon – beloved! I believe Paul would want all of us to hear the letter, to all of us who love God. I believe he would want to initially remind us of the undeserved grace of God that we all have residing in our hearts by the work of the Holy Spirit! That grace of God, which is His ‘charis’ to us, is significant in more than one way. It is the power of God in us, and it is the power of God to us! God’s undeserved gift is both salvation and a ministry that God does through us to a broken world. We are entirely dependent upon God for both!
Lastly Paul would want the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds as we whole-heartedly seek the Lord! The peace of God goes so far beyond what we can imagine, think or deserve! Beloved’s, hold on to the grace and the peace of God, and remember you are called to be the saints of the Most High King!