I don’t think of myself as being betrayed very often. I’m either blessed or naïve. Adam’s sermon reminded me of the ugliness of my sin, which is itself a form of betrayal of the Lord. I tend to downplay that my sin is repulsive to God and should be to me. If I treat my sin as a small problem, I devalue God’s grace. When I see sin as a terrible betrayal of my relationship with God, then I better appreciate God’s amazing grace. I am praying that the Lord will help me better understand my sin so that I will better understand His grace.
How to pray for FBC
Thank you to everyone who was here last Sunday and showed so much support to Anthony Minyard. He has been the police offer at FBC for seven years. His shift with the Police Department is changing, which will keep him from working with us any longer. The response you gave to him was very meaningful to him.
For those who are wondering: yes, we are working on finding someone to take Anthony’s spot.
Which takes us to a great ministry would should pray for. I mentioned the Safety Team last Sunday because Anthony was an important resource to that team. The Safety Team would respond to an emergency of any kind: a person who represents a threat, a medical emergency, a tornado alert, etc. It is important to have a team that knows exactly what to do. You can imagine the weight of the responsibility they feel. Please pray for their wisdom. Pray that the Lord will continue to bring exactly the right people to the team. And let’s not forget to pray for their safety.
How to pray for our Community and our World
We celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Day this week. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech challenged us to dream of a day when our society judges people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. That is a very worthy dream. Let’s pray that Longview and our country will become a place where this is true.
This is also the time of year when we remember the loss of life due to abortion. As we pray for the end of abortion, let’s also pray for those live with the pain of having had an abortion. No person or situation is beyond God’s grace and His ability to redeem. I am praying that all who carry this burden of guilt will find the Lord’s grace.