I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy… Philippians 1.3, 4
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
“In the Christian community thankfulness is just what it is anywhere else in the Christian life. Only he who gives thanks for little things receives big things. We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts He has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts…How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?”
Perhaps this is a way to begin working at unity with other Bible-believing churches in our community: begin praying for one another. Pray for other churches during your times of worship. Pray for your fellow laborers in the Gospel. Give thanks and praise to God for local Bible-believing pastors and churches. Learn about other churches and the various ways they’re seeking to advance the Kingdom, and give thanks for their good work. Teach your people to pray for the rest of the Body of Christ in your community. It’s a little thing, I know, but if we’re faithful in this little thing, as often as we think about it, God may give us greater blessings still. He may make it possible for us to come together and give thanks to Him as one visible community of grateful-hearted people.
Will you begin praying for the other churches and pastors in your community? Will you teach the others in your church to do so?
T. M. Moore
Pray together for revival
We know of churches in Wichita, KS, and Jackson, TN – among other places – that are committed to coming together as one body of believers to seek the Lord. In many of these cases, the focus of their prayers is on revival. Are you praying for revival? Is your church? Our book Restore Us! can show you why you should, and how you can. It also includes resources to use in leading your church to pray for revival. Order you copy by clicking here.
The vision of Christ
Growing in Christ requires a growing vision of Christ – where He is, how He is, what He’s doing, and how we may abide in Him. Our free 28-day devotional journey through Psalm 45, Glorious Vision: 28 Days in the Throne Room of the Lord, can help you fix the vision of Christ more firmly in your mind and soul. Download your free copy by clicking here.
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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.