Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Logos Hope

We thank God for the engineers and trades people that He has give to us over the years in OM ships. In Exodus 31:3 it says of Bezalel, “and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of craft –“ God has given a team of engineers and trades people at this time who are called to serve practically. He has filled them with His Holy Spirit and with skill, ability and knowledge in engineering and to plan and lead the replacement and installation of the generator.. When we see all the work being done we see the need for His presence in the work being done .

The tabernacle was a place of worship where the community of God encountered His presence and became known as the people of His Name. The Logos Hope is a place for a growing international Christian community to worship God. This worship is expressed in many practical tasks that enable us to operate the vessel and complete the engineering and outfit works needed for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate. This work prepares the vessel for future ministry. We need more worshippers who are skilled to enjoy God’s presence by serving through welding, carpentry, plumbing and with other skills.

Moses prayed, “If you are pleased with me , teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you…..” God then said to Moses, “ My presence will go with you!” (Exodus 33:13,14) Our desire is for the presence of God to permeate every aspect of our leadership, management, service and witness with the Logos Hope. We often feel our limitations, especially in the face of uncertainties about the future. Even though we develop plans, we do not want to take steps into the future without His pervading presence in every aspect of the Logos Hope ministry. Pray that we will be known as the people of His presence and power. Without Him there is no Good News! As we look to the future we look for the presence of Christ.

“ If your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all other people on the face of the earth?” (Exodus 33:15 – 17)

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