Prayer works! As Sons and Daughters of God, we have access to God and His Throne through Jesus our Lord! Remarkably enough Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. And He did teach them to pray. Their prayers are recorded in the Book of Acts. As a matter of fact, they prayed powerful prayers of blessing and thanksgiving to the Lord for His guidance and protection. Paul told the church at Thessalonica (I Thess. 5:17) to “Pray without ceasing.” We should do the same! Obviously we can’t walk around mumbling prayers under our breath, but we can assume an attitude and humble presence before the Lord as we do our daily tasks. Think about it… let these three words press deeply upon your heart, memorize them and seek the Lord through prayer as you serve Him daily! Do the words, “And the peace of God that passes all understanding” (Phil. 4:7) sound familiar? Well that is exactly what will happen as you “Pray without ceasing” and let your sovereign God have access to the depths of your being. Seek Him in prayer and you will find Him! Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. 

AN ENCOURAGING WORD: Daily I think about you… Grace Church! Daily I pray for you, usually with Cheryl or another brother or sister at Grace Church. I know daily you are all over Greenville, our city of favor and influence. Keep in mind that daily the Lord gives us opportunities to represent Him. Daily I ask the Lord to go before you at work, school or wherever you go! I believe we are here together for God’s greater glory, to see people come to faith in Christ. God’s Word is clear about this… He has given us this opportunity, right now to exalt Jesus through the Gospel. Remember: Together is always better!

Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday. For more than fifteen years we have supported The Carolina Pregnancy Center. With joy, we have sent in our monthly support through our missions giving. Sunday we will have information in our bulletins and hand out baby bottles for an offering to this good work. This center is in the trenches of life for babies. The Lord is using them! Please give to support their ministry. The Lord will be honored and glorified as you give.

Serving Jesus Together!

Mike and Cheryl <><