A Church with a Heart for our Community

July 7th Tuesday

Greetings to you in the wonderful, beautiful, and powerful name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Savior! Another one of those interesting mid-summer mornings in the Kingdom, when you are not sure what the weather is going to do Thank goodness we can declare that regardless…this is the day that the Lord has made, so we will rejoice and be glad in it and enjoy all that He sends our way. I trust that you had a good weekend and Monday – and are ready for the last week of July, Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to  – “bless you and keep you; to smile upon you and gift you; to look you full in the face; to make you prosper”  – Numbers 6:24-26  Msg.

Yesterday was our weekly prayer gathering for our community and once again God honored His Word – “when two or three gather in my name, I will be in their midst” – and there seemed to be a cloud of grace and glory over the sanctuary. As usual there was a variety of concerns and request that capture our prayerful attention but there was two in particular that rose to the surface many times…the church and family. Both the church and the family have been challenged by the effects of covid19, So, in our worship time a song was used that expressed our prayers and our faith.

The song…For Me and My House by Dustin Smith has good words and an easy melody but what makes it stand out is a chorus that comes back as a repeated declaration at the end of the song…”I speak to the enemy-You can’t have my family-‘Cause we belong to the Lord-With heaven’s authority-We take back our destiny-“Cause we belong to the Lord.” 

For me the song deals with both our physical family and our family of faith. As sang it yesterday, we made that declaration for our personal families, as many are dealing with health issues and relational needs. However, in my mind I could envision a “family of faith worship gathering” where the spiritual leaders were united in that declaration for the “family of God” in our community. Or, in lieu of that…on a specific Sunday morning, all across our community each church was to include the song as part of the music mix.

Something to ponder…be blessed!