Moving God's Arm
BY RHYS SCOTT
We’ve not been able to gather together over this season but that hasn’t taken away the most profoundly powerful weapon in the church’s arsenal: prayer.
If we ever thought we were in control of our own lives, this microscopic virus has reminded us that we are not. However, when our rhythms are interrupted and the things we took for granted suddenly change there is an opportunity for God to get our attention.
Charles Spurgeon, the 19th Century English pastor called the “Prince of Preachers”, once said:
“Prayer moves the arm that moves the world”.
It’s easy for us to get our heads down in seasons like this, but the Father encourages us to look up and see what He is doing. There is passion in the heart of God for broken humanity. He longs to draw the hearts of those He made to His own loving heart.
Imagine for a moment what it might look like if God moved in great power in our city right now: people’s lives turned inside out, marriages saved, children’s home life changed, the rejected finding acceptance, the addict set free, the blind seeing, hope bursting to life as people bow their knees in repentance. It would be the Kingdom of God come to the Lower Mainland.
God invites us to “move His arm” in prayer.
He invites us into partnership with Him. What a partnership! What a call!
This week we have the privilege of taking time out to pray as a church family. We’ll gather three times on Zoom to pray together, and we’ve shared a prayer guide which we hope will help you as you come to pray each day this week. You’ll find the guide in the “Resources” tab in your LifeGroup on Church Center.
How can we make the most of this opportunity to pray?
- Set aside time each day and use the prayer guide to aid you in prayer.
- Find a quiet space where you can express your heart without others overhearing.
- Start with worship – thanking Him and praising Him for all He is and has done. Seek to touch His heart rather than going through motions.
- Invite Him to speak to you, and take time to listen.
- Join in with the three prayer meetings – you’ll find your faith refreshed and your heart revitalized!
We’ll gather to pray from 8 til 9pm on:
- Sun Jan 24
- Tuesday Jan 26
- Wed Jan 27
I am so looking forward to being together before God in prayer this week with you all!