But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
1 John 4:4
- Government Leaders
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Earth is not my home. More than ever before, I have realized we were never designed to live in a fallen and broken world. It is just not where we belong, nor do we belong to the world or any spirit within it.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.1 John 4:4
I am tired. It seems every time I turn my head, I have another battle on my hands. Not typically with others but internally, within my head and heart. I am fighting myself; the ideals and values I try to live up to and who I am don’t match. I am broken, and it is exhausting being broken! This season has highlighted just how much I need God and need his constant presence and grace. He truly is my reason for joy! We belong to God, and our home is with God. Knowing that God is for me and is greater than any evil spirit in this world is a comforting thought and fills me with peace. Perhaps you can relate. Align yourself with God today!
Pastors and ministry leaders are in a unique and difficult position. Despite the challenges, they also have an incredible opportunity for ministry. Pray for peace, strength, and the courage to minister well. Ask God to show them the opportunities that lie before them. Pray that pastors will continually align themselves well with God and will find peace in the presence of God in the midst of the storm around them.
Let’s also be praying for our government leaders. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they make tough decisions. Let’s also pray that our leaders will submit their lives to Jesus Christ and begin a relationship with him.
Finally, let’s pray that more and more people will discover Jesus Christ. It is challenging to think of a problem that can’t be solved when everyone aligns themselves with Christ. Yet, that’s not why we want people to discover Christ. It is merely a great side-benefit. Ultimately we want people to discover Christ and submit to him because we want both people and Jesus to enjoy one another fully; this will bring tremendous glory to God.
Remember as you pray that you belong to God. Thank you for praying for the ministry at Covenant Bay and for our world in general. There is no ministry apart from Christ. Pray with urgency and expectation.