Dear God, Opportunities abound. Please help me to discern when an opportunity is something that You have placed before me and when it is something that would be contrary to Your will. Stir my conscience and bring questions, examples,and Scripture to my mind that will guide me in this process. Help me to consider biblical values; ethics; the gifts, skills, and abilities You have given me; my family and other commitments; and anything else they may open my eyes to the truth. Encourage me to grasp the opportunities You give and to turn from the opportunities that I should not touch. Thank You, God, for Your hands of guidance and Your arms of love. In Jesus' name, amen.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.TV has come up with an incredible idea to unite the body of Christ in the month of June. One Prayer is a 4 week series combining churches all over the world, dozens of speakers, and hundreds of thousands of believers to pray one strategic prayer for the Church. The prayer goes like this ... "God make us ______." Each church can pick from a line up of speakers and topics to show during the 4 week series. Go to the One Prayer blog to check out the details. I challenge every pastor to be part of this movement!
I had a marvelous time today at Lee's Chapel United Methodist Church in Remlap, Alabama. The congregation was so kind, the praise & worship music was inspiring, and lunch was unforgettable. I know they missed their pastor, Jonathan Herston today, but I certainly enjoyed the experience of ministering.