July 7, 2011
There are some important meetings taking place during next week’s legislative interims at the West Virginia Capitol.
The legislators will be dealing with redistricting, an issue which could have a dramatic effect on the election of our lawmakers both in Charleston and in Washington D.C. Our leaders continue to deal the regulation of Marcellus Shale gas drilling, an activity that could have a huge impact on our state’s economy. Out of all the meetings dealing with these and other significant issues, none are more important than the Bible study for legislators and elected officials scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 12:00 noon.
We will be considering “The Highest Goal in the Capitol” as we look at Philippians 3:12-14. Many serving in the capitol have high and lofty goals. Some have their sights set on positions of leadership and influence. Others look ahead to higher positions in the state or perhaps even in Washington. We will learn from Paul’s life and example that our highest goal should be that of knowing Christ fully and experiencing perfect fellowship with Him. This is a tremendously important topic for those serving in government who are tempted to pursue mere earthly goals.
Please pray for our legislators as they gather in Charleston July 11-13. Pray for our study and for the impact of the Word of God as it has been distributed through our study notes to every legislator and elected official. Pray that God will open the minds and hearts of our leaders to see what is truly the highest goal that they can pursue in the capitol and in life.
State Director, West Virginia