A Church with a Heart for our Community

November 7th Thursday

Greetings to you in the wonderful name, the powerful name, the mysterious name…of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What a beautiful morning in the Kingdom – I know it is not to your liking, but this day has been created by God for you and I – and it has been uniquely designed, purposefully  fashioned, and determinedly delivered. What will our response be and how honest will it be? I remember seeings this phrase several times over the last week or so — “There is always something to be grateful for!”  and I would add, in brackets, and now could you show a little bit of enthusiasm.  Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to re-affirm His presence in your life as He releases healing, energy, grace, mercy, and shalom-peace!

It was a strange drive to work this morning. I found myself thinking of some friends who are travelling through new territory in their lives. There are some who have lost the treasure of personal independence and having to adjust the whole routine of their lives. There are some who are dealing with what the Bible calls besetting sins, issues that deal with our personal lives that we can never seem to get a handle on. Still others are dealing with broken relationships and all of the emotional destruction that brings.  

I took these thoughts and reflections and insights as a reminder from God to pray…and to pray passionately with holy desperation for my friends. Arriving at the office and still praying in my heart, I heard the words of a song for the first time by a band that I have never listened to before – This is the good life/I’ve lost everything/I could ever want/Or ever dream of…This is the good life/I found everything/I could ever need/Here in your arms – Audio Adrenaline. Then I read the testimony of the singer – an illness had stolen his voice, his marriage had just disintegrated, and there was no clear direction to go. In a moment of doubt and despair, he heard God speak to Him…”Even in the silence when your ears cannot hear, I am busy loving you. I love you in the dark places of your doubt.”

I decided that God wanted me to pray for my friends and not ask for solutions and answers but rather pray that they would sense God loving them, holding them close and whispering – “there, there little one, I’ve got you! I understand!” Sometimes we don’t need answers…we need a “Presence.” God spoke through the words of Jesus: …And never forget that I am with you every day (in all of life’s situations), even to the completion of this age. – Matthew 28:20 TPT …Lo. I am with you always! May we never lose sight of His Presence! May we never be lonely for God!

Just a little something to ponder…be blessed!