Today is the day.
We gathered corporately at 9 to worship before splitting into smaller groups to declare and pray The Word. We began with Luke.
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8-1-8 NIV
We were then given thirty minutes of personal time with the Lord, to pray about the condition of our prayer lives, repent of any prayerlessness or discouragement and ask that He would give us new strength, vigor and perseverance.
I took my chair out into the morning sun, and as I quieted myself before Him I saw my prayer life as an often empty shell. Like an egg, when there is nothing inside to stand against external pressure the shell will shatter into tiny shards. Yet when the shell is filled and solid, pressure from outside may crack but not destroy it.
I asked that the Lord would remind me to continually fill myself with His Spirit which He freely pours out to all who would receive It is indeed my part to drink, my choice, my pleasure.
May I stay ever firm, solid, filled with His truth, His love and His light.