Dear Parkway Family & Friends:
For the last several weeks I have been asked about our annual New Years’ Fast. In all honestly, nothing felt exactly right until last week while I was chatting with my good friend- Lee Grady. It was through our conversation that I decided to embrace a new strategy for 2017. Most years during this week I am sharing with my staff and congregation a vision on how we are going to begin the new year with a 21 Day Daniel Fast. Understand that fasting and corporate prayer are disciplines that I wholeheartedly believe in, but this year at the start of 2017 I am being led to lead our Parkway partners into developing a lifestyle that requires an even greater faith, determination and attributes that are often overlooked by the CHURCH in the 21st century –asking God for wisdom and knowledge.
In II Chronicles- chapter 1 God approaches King Solomon after he has been made ruler over all of Israel with a question: “what is it that I can give to you?” Solomon’s reply astonishes many but for me as I prepare to lead our church into new territory it is exactly my heart cry – “give me wisdom and knowledge to lead Your people”.
In preparation to lead those who are connected to the Parkway family in seeking God for WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE, there are three main areas of our lives that I want to focus- SPIRITUAL FORMATION, PHYSICAL HEALTH, and FINANCIAL FREEDOM. However, this is not going to be a three week spiritual promotion, but rather a 52 week lifestyle change that promises to prepare our lives for the manifestations God wants to reveal by the Holy Spirit for this upcoming year.
My goal is to communicate with our church partners and followers on social media through my blog two – three times a week while including a video at least once a week for your encouragement.
We are going on a journey toward spiritual, physical and financial health that will prepare us for a greater anointing that I believe God has in store for us who are connected to the vision of Parkway. All I keep hearing in my spirit is that 2017 is the “Year of the Comeback”. No matter what you feel you have lost – God has a way of turning whatever was meant for evil into something good.
i would love to hear all that God is revealing through you as we go on this journey together. Please feel free to leave your comments!
Pastor Robbie Jones