I've been praying for my community as well as the surrounding cities. I've been praying not only that believers will rise up to be true disciples so that we can bring others into the Kingdom, but also that God would use this ministry to reach more children and their parents for Christ.
In the past week alone, I've had three people become interested in hosting their own faith based tea party for girls and though I am anxious and nervous, I am joyful and in awe of God. I'll be hosting two tea parties in February; my own and a friends, and another date is pending. To God be all the glory forever, amen!
Are you, like Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8), willing to say, "Here I am, send me?" Or do you hold back for fear of whatever situation God may place you in? Are you willing to ask that HIS will be done in your present and future, knowing well that your own plans and wishes must be abandoned in complete surrender to the One who saved you?
Dangerous prayers; so needed and so lacking in our walk with God.
I've got news for us all- it's not ABOUT us. Our old selves have been crucified with Christ and yet we find ourselves pursuing our own goals and masquerading it as being blessed and led by the Almighty. It's not to say that He doesn't want us happy, but what is our definition of happiness? Achieving our dreams? Being married and having family? These are great things! But we should be more concerned with obedience and submission, with HIS plan and HIS Kingdom, not ours. Are we too afraid of complete surrender that we hold on to any bit of independence we can? May it not be so! May we be fully, unashamedly, unapologetically, drastically, totally, and radically, surrendered to God. That involves dangerous prayers. That involves stepping out of our comfort zone. We may not all be led to go into other countries to preach the Gospel, but we ARE called. We can start in our own backyards. We may not be sure what to do or if it's God's calling in our lives (in the way we go about it), but step out and do something and see God open and close doors as He wills it. Be more afraid of lukewarmness and disobedience than the temporary discomfort some callings might have for us. Our Lord suffered. Are we above Him, that we should NOT? Certainly not!
Enjoy your Friday! Go pray dangerously today.