See The Needs. This morning, consider the needs around you that you usually don’t see. How do you see the needs if you normally miss them? Ask God to show you. “But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” (1 John 3:17, NASB95) We are called to love God. That love works out through our hands to others. Ask the Lord this morning to start showing you the needs of your brothers and sisters. Start listing the needs. Do they seem too numerous for you? They are, of course. But they are not too numerous for God. As your list grows begin prayerfully asking God what He wants to do through you; to satisfy these needs.
Over the next fifty days, we will be walking in prayer through the scriptures in fifty days of desperation. These very brief devotionals are not meant to answer the call for all of your time with God. They are meant to bump you in a certain direction of prayer for the church. Please do take the time to read them. As I prepare them I am using resources that range from my own devotion time, to sites like Onecry.com and lifeaction.org as well as various authors I have been reading. This is our invitation as a church to seek after God with eager desperation for his Glory and for his plan for what is next at our Church to be made known. Unless the Lord builds the house, the laborers build in vain (Psalm 127:1). Fame Evangelical Church needs a new direction, and we are going to follow the direction God gives us. For his sake, for his name, for his glory. Come Pray With Me for fifty days of desperation.
FDD2018: FIFTY DAYS OF DESPERATION 2018 begins today as we turn our hearts to God on Easter Morning. What greater morning to begin centering on Repentance than the day that our Lord rose from the dead for our justification? Rom 4:25 forms the background of today’s prayer. “He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:25, NASB95) Jesus was delivered for our transgressions! Isaiah 53 displays it as well. the Lord Jesus died as a substitution for us, at the Father’s will. “Sin Didn’t Kill Jesus—God Did” –John MacArthur Though innocent, Jesus bore the GUILT of others and suffered FOR sin, but it was GOD the Father who sent his Son to the Cross, and who orchestrated his sacrifice. But this morning some 2000 years ago, Jesus was raised from the dead with a proclamation that everyone who believes in him is innocent! Praise God today for his sacrifice. Praise God today for the resurrection. Praise God for the promise of justification.