Mid-Week Musings from Lead Pastor Todd Malone
It is extraordinary to think that God is emotionally invested in us. The God of the universe cares about the details of our lives: what we do and think and the decisions we make. Is that how I picture God? Or do I think of God as distant and disconnected? Do I think of God as an emotionally detached scorekeeper? Ephesians 4 gives God’s love a dimension that I can easily forget or take for granted. He is emotionally invested.
How to pray for FBC
FBC is blessed to have a number of families involved in adoption and foster care. These families might receive a child in need with little notice. They face economic realities providing for new additions. The family carefully grafts the new family members into an existing family structure. And they love on children who have been deeply wounded. The holidays are stressful enough without the complexities of bringing in a new family member. Pray for our foster and adopting families to have a special Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pray for the families to grow closer to one another and the Lord.
How to pray for our Community
Veterans Day is a national holiday, but I think of it locally. The veterans we acknowledged in Sunday’s service are people we know, worship with, and love. Many veterans face unique challenges because of their experiences. Pray that the veterans in East Texas will find the support they need – and know that their community appreciates them.
How to pray for our World
It was a blessing to have Mike and Julie Ann McCord with us on Sunday morning. They shared about caring for people in heavily persecuted countries. Let’s pray that this healing work continues for these Christians.