2017 FSM Focus: Live in the Light
Happy New Year! It’s a new year and we are excited to see what God has in store for FSM. As we enter into a new chapter in God’s story together, we want to take time to acknowledge what the focus for FSM is going to be. Our focus this year will revolve around calling students to live in the light. We want students to live their lives in the light – allowing Christ to change each area of who they are.
To kick off 2017, the first passage of scripture we’re reading will be John 1:1-5, which includes – “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” The truth of who Jesus is should change who we are. We want students to be changed by living in the light. The opposite of light is darkness. Darkness is defined as the absence of light. In our city and in our schools, there is an absence of light. Our world at times is consumed by the darkness that comes from life contrary to what God intended. Darkness is overcome, however, when light shines through it.
This goal is not attainable on our own. Our efforts can only get us so far. Because of this, we have prayer requests geared toward every area of FSM. CLICK HERE to download our 2017 Prayer Guide. Here is what we want you to join us in praying for in the lives of our students:
- Students will come to personally know Jesus
- Students will love the Lord with their whole heart, soul, and mind
- Students will be receptive to what God has for them while in FSM
If a student gains anything from their time in our ministry, we want the top priority to be that they come to personally know Jesus. (Matthew 4:19) At this stage of their life, students begin to develop and form a foundation of who they are going to be moving forward. We want them to allow God to shape them into a person who loves Him with all their heart, soul, and mind.
(Matthew 22:36-37) We realize there will be challenges. To that, we pray that students will be receptive to what God has in store for their time while in FSM. When these are at work, life gains purpose, because this is what students were created for.
I believe that 2017 is an opportunity to reset our focus on what is most important. For FSM, it’s an opportunity to be set free to be who God created us to be. This year, let’s live in the light, allowing God to shape us into people that know Him, love Him, and serve Him.