AUGUST PASTOR’S ARTICLE
We are in the middle of 40 Days of going before the Lord and seeking His direction and provision. It has been a wonderful experience so far. Each week we lift up an area of FBC’s ministry to the Lord. We prayed for ministries impacting children and youth in the first week. In week two, we prayed for church leadership: the Elders, Deacons, and Staff. The third week focused on ministries that build fellowship and teach us God’s Word and how to apply it. Weeks four and five lift up our worship and our outreach. We will wrap up the final week with the life-transforming impact of the church.
The bottom line: we are praying that the Holy Spirit will work through every ministry, every support function, and every FBCer to make Jesus known. Our goal as a church is for people who do not know Jesus will come to know Him and for people who know Jesus to know Him better. Every person falls in one of those two categories. We are praying for wisdom for how to accomplish that goal. We are praying for provision of resources to accomplish that goal. And we pray in confidence. God will provide what we need. God will do this work. More accurately, God is doing this work – we are asking how He wants us to join Him in it.
Don’t worry if you have not yet participated in the 40 Days of Prayer. There is still time. You can pick up a Prayer Guide on Sunday mornings. The greeters who hand out bulletins have them. You can also find the Prayer Guides on our Facebook page, our website, and our phone app. I love using the phone app because it sends me daily reminders for how to pray that day.
Pay attention to how God works in your life during the 40 Days. Pay attention to how He is working in the church. We will give you an opportunity to share what God has done during the Sunday Service on August 25. I can’t wait to hear more stories.
Several people have asked if we can do this every year. I think that is a great idea. Let’s plan on it.