Thursday, February 11, 2016

40 Days Of Prayer - Day 33

I really enjoy the city I live in.  It has a bit of a small town feel.  It has many local businesses that are "mom and pop" shops that I tend to support.  What I love about the places is the level of service that is provided to its customers is extraordinary.  At one particular place the owner always greets me and my wife.  We truly enjoy the places because of the service we receive.  

As Christians, we need to give the best customer service possible we interact with others even those without faith.  Tonight, would you earnestly pray for God to show how you can better serve others?  Ask Him to send you a person to whom you can serve.  How can you become a better server and be like Jesus?

Luke 22:26-27 ESV But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

40 days of prayer - Day 32

Many years ago we tried an event called you're invited. Is away for the church to invite their unbelieving friends. We had a special music guest who performed and the message was geared toward unbelievers coming to know God.

We can expect unbelievers to come walking through our church doors. Luminous expect believers to bring them through the doors. Jesus called out in Matthew 28:19 go there for and make disciples of all nations. His call to go was not a delay his call to go with an expectation of every Christian. Tonight would you ask God to show you who may need to bring to church. Because you never know if God will speak to them. You'll never know if they've ever heard the message of Christ. You'll never know if they will make it to heaven unless you invite them to a place where they can experience God.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

40 Days Of Prayer - Day 31

My days are sometimes hectic. Yesterday and today seem to be one of those days.  It is so easy to get "caught up" in those times and become a poor example of our faith.

That is why we need direction from someone.  We need someone to guide and show us what we need to do and we need to spend time with Him.

Tonight spend some time with God asking Him to work on one or two particular areas of your life.  Be specific and be prepared to listen.

Colossians 1:9 NIV For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,

Monday, February 8, 2016

40 Days Of Prayer - Day 30

What a journey this has been!  It has been 30 days that people have been praying for CornerStone and Nueva Esperanza.  We appreciate your prayers as we can't wait to see what God is going to do through His church, YOU!

But it all comes down to one thing...the cross.  The cross is not just a piece of jewlery, a cool design on your shirt or a sticker for your car.  The cross means such more! 

So tonighy dig down deep.  Look at the cross and remember what was done.  God's Son was nailed to it.  He died on it as the ultimate sacarfice that could be done.  Let us not neglect what happened.  Let's us remember that Love died on the cross.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:8

Sunday, February 7, 2016

40 Days Of Prayer - Day 29

Chaos is everywhere.  There is chaos in families.  Chaos in marriages.  Chaos in our nation.  Chaos in our world.

There is only one author of confursion and he will not stop.  The only thing that can stop him is God's power.

Tonight, let's unite and pray for peace.  Peace for families, children, marriages, our nation and world.

God conquers all things.

Psalm 29:10-11 ESV The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!