This Sunday we continue our “Lord, teach us to pray” series, which is already sounding a “divine wake up call” (see my blog by that title from last week sometime…) to many – its a fresh new season at Every Nation London with lives being touched, and more and more people coming along…so bring your friends and come and get refreshed and empowered this Sunday.
The message is about praying “Father…not my will…but Yours be done.” Is this just a what-will-be-will-be approach to life, or is there more to it? Of course there is! We’re going to discover that Gods will is “good, acceptable, and perfect” for you, and that living in the blessing of His will comes from abandoned submission to Him – this takes faith! How do you feel when you read the following statement made by a young Zimbabwean pastor, who was later martyred for his faith:
“The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made – I’m a disciples of His. I wont look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, and my future is secure. I’m finished with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colourless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognised, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, depend on His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labour with His power.”
I dont know about you, but this connects with something in the deep of me, and makes me want to pray: “Your will be done…” – see you on Sunday for an awesome God encounter.
(And join us for a fun picnic, water baptisms and football in Hyde Park afterwards)