Friday, June 12, 2009

Prayer: Discover...

Do you have God’s plan for your life all figured out? It would be easy for many of us to settle into a place of complacency. Many of us are in an ideal environment to learn, to grow, and to minister…but would anyone notice if we worked less passionately? Would it matter if we started to go through the motions? My church already has people we pay to do ministry. What role do I play?

DANGEROUS thinking!

“Now here is what I am trying to say: All of you together are the one body of Christ, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27 TLB)

God is at work…all of the time. And it’s safe to say that as long as we’re breathing, He’s not through with us yet. So look around. Open your eyes to the possibilities. What is God’s next mission field for you? Will you be ready to respond when God wants to use you to take His possibilities where you are to the next level?

You? Yes! God has called Vann and others to Chicago this week. But God has called all of us to obey Him. That means His plans for our lives may be radically different than any of us originally thought.

Ahhhh, the joy and challenge of the Christian life. Keep walking with God and discover what’s in store for you!

Prayer starters:

* What dreams has God placed on your heart?

* What’s one skill you believe God wants you to learn?

* What people can use your encouragement as they serve the Lord?

* Who can you encourage in their ministry?

* How’s the condition of your heart as you serve?

* Pray for those of us in Chicago this week to continue to “discover.”

“Do your work with enthusiasm. Work as if you were serving the Lord, not as if you were serving only men and women.”
(Ephesians 6:7 NCV)