04 May, 2013
Post By : David Lindner
All About We
We live in a competitive society. We all want to win. Well, most of us. It’s not a bad thing to be driven. In fact, I would say that – when it comes to the real mission God has for our lives – we could all use some red bull. But, when it comes to our mission, we actually join with thousands of other churches in accomplishing it. And our competitive drive can cause us to think of the other churches as our competition instead of teammates.
They called on God for the success of other missionaries.
I appeal to you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, (Romans 15:30-31).
Our competition is with the world and the powers of this world. That’s the competition. That’s the opposition. We’re not competing with churches for church people. We’re competing with the world for lost people. And, we need every player we can get. We also need to support others in our mission. And the hope is that we too will be the recipients of the same kind of support and prayer from other churches.
Someday we will all be at a place where we can come together and celebrate the win. We’ll get our chance to touch the trophy. And we’ll see that there were way more people and churches involved in bringing each and every lost person to Christ. That’s a day worth dreaming about. That’s a day worth fighting for.
The Three for Morning, Afternoon and Evening.
“Now for Next” Prayer
What do we need to do now as a church to be ready for what God has for us next.
“What’s My Role” Prayer
Pray for God to show us the role we will play individually in accomplishing that mission.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.