Dear pastors, missionaries, chaplains and friends,
Steve jones here… Prayer is to be our first choice, not our last resort. “I’ve tried everything else to fix this problem, maybe I should pray about it?” Ouch, how many times do we catch ourselves behaving like this?
Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 6:13b KJV: “For thine is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the glory, forever.”
God blesses us when we decide to depend on His “power”, rather than our own strength.
“You [God] bless all who depend on you for their strength.” (Psalm 84:5 CEV).
God does not bless self-sufficient people.
God won’t bless the self-reliant.
Those are people who live their lives as if God does not exist. If we are not careful or intentional we can daily live like this as believers.
God blesses those who recognize they need God’s help. And God blesses those who expect, believe and trust that God will help. God will give “power”… strength for the day.
What are you expecting God to do in your life? Are we expecting God to give us strength… to receive it, endure it, or dream it?
God blesses those who seek His Kingdom. God’s Kingdom is found wherever Jesus is allowed to act as King. That means… I allow Jesus to be sovereign over my heart and life. It means I make the Lord’s agenda my agenda. It means God’s plans become my plans.
God’s will becomes my will for my life. It means I don’t seek God to bless what I’m doing in life. I seek God to help me do what He is already doing. God promises to bless His Kingdom’s work.
The Fellowship’s DAY of PRAYER
Would you join me in seeking the Lord, asking Him to guide us as churches and God’s people to those things He blesses.
Our annual “Fellowship National Day of Prayer” is Sunday, November 6, 2016.
I’m asking every Fellowship Baptist Church to spend some time in their November 6 worship service to pray for our churches and our ministry for the sake of the Gospel. This time could include some (or all) of the following:
You can find more information on how to promote and conduct your “Fellowship National Day of Prayer” onSunday November 6 by clicking HERE.
May you, your church, our movement of churches experience the blessing of God as we submit ourselves to His will and work.
Have a blessed week,