Thursday, October 1, 2015

Focus '15 - Be Ready - Entry #12

Hi Friends,

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons - a primary one being the brilliant contrast in nature that is best explained by the nature of our Creator - God is so many things with a primary one being He is so very colorful - this season causes me to appreciate that more fully not only in plants and trees but in His most treasured creation - His creation of all people of all races and all nations.

I have many missionary friends who serve Jesus around the world - two of these friends recently sent me prayers that are recorded in the Scriptures asking me to join them in praying these prayers for their ministries - specifically asking me to pray that they would be fully used of God to reach and teach the lost about our great Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

I have posted the prayers below - if you would please join me in praying these prayers for all people - pray specifically for missionaries in different parts of the world who are sharing the gospel with others - pray that the people they serve would see the colorful nature of God and be drawn into relationship with Him.

I believe Jesus is coming again soon and I want everyone to be ready for His return - pray for all Christians to not only be ready - but to be used of God to help other people to be ready for the return of His Son Jesus.

May this Fall be a season that reminds us that our great Creator is among many things most colorful - the very best picture of that will be the one where people of all races are praising Jesus when He returns for His church - my prayer is that we will do all we can possibly do in the name and power of Jesus to add to the beauty of what will be the best of all pictures!

Thanks and God's Peace,

“And now, GOD, do it again—
bring rains to our drought-stricken lives
So those who planted their crops in despair
will shout hurrahs at the harvest,
So those who went off with heavy hearts
will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.”
Psalm 126:4-6 (MSG)

 “Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”
I Chronicles 4:10 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Prayers, for your missionary friends and for the whole church (part of which meets at Connections).

    Your talking of the beauty that God created reminded me of a verse you may have had in mind - Ecclesiastes 3:11 - "He has made everything beautiful in its time."

    That verse continues "He has also set eternity in the human heart" - we are called to God, and are incomplete without Him.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!