Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Do you really want more?

This week our church is asking everyone to fast and pray, and then join together on Saturday for the Rock Bridge Day of Prayer. The event will be at each campus from 7 AM to 7 PM and are self-guided experiences with some corporate prayer and worship as well as prayer stations.  Come for as little as a few minutes or as long as you want.

Why do we do this?

You see, It's not enough to want something.  We actually have to seek it.

And those are two very, very different things!

We all want things and desire things.  But will we take a real step of action toward them?  Will we clear out time on the calendar to do something about them?  Will we take even a reckless or haphazard step in the direction of the desire or dream that at least gets some momentum going?  Are we willing to possibly waste some effort in the direction of the dream?

I think we don't most often because of the fear it won't make a difference, and that it's wasted effort.  So we don't want to take the risk.

But when it comes to wanting more of God and more of His Spirit, His power, His grace, and His presence in our lives, God assures us He will give it to us if we only ask! 

Jesus says it this way in Luke 11:11-13:
"What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

God assures us that seeking Him will never be wasted time! 

It will never fall to the ground as a dud and be effort we regret. I can guarantee you that time on social media very well may be a complete waste (it may not, but just saying!). Time watching videos or TV may be a complete waste. There are lots of things we do with our lives and our time that have a very low probability of fruitfulness!

But seeking God is NEVER unfruitful!

Listen to how Jesus says it in Matthew 7:7-8:
"Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."

As we join together this week to fast and pray (and there are lots of options on fasting), would you join with us starting tomorrow,Thursday, March 22nd through Saturday March 24th, in seeking God for MORE of Him?

What are we specifically praying for:
  • More of His Holy Spirit in our lives.
  • More love and power and freedom to live victorious lives that attract the lost.
  • More of His power and grace in our families, schools, workplaces, communities and world.
  • More of HIM!

Again, it's not enough to want Him, we have to SEEK HIM!  Will you join with us in seeking Him?

I can't wait to see how He responds to the seeking of His children!!!


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