Forgiveness clears the darkness of a hard heart and gives us the ability and capacity to love others in the same way Jesus loves us.
Hello Encounter family. The long anticipated launch of Encounter at COS in Kentucky is here and we are launching tonight. If you are not from KY and would like to view the livestream service you can do so by going to www.facebook.com/churchofthesavior/ at 6:30pm EST or 3:30 California time. I hope you will be able to join us either in person or via livestream.
Be Blessed and Encouraged
Prayer Focus: Let’s devote ourselves to prayer today for the launch of Encounter. As the 21 day prayer challenge ends, let’s devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful, being joyful, praying continually, and always giving thanks. Let’s pray fervently for one another every day as the norm and not as a challenge.
Take captive sinful thoughts and make them obedient to Christ. And that is half the battle. But if we see only negative implications and not the positive possibilities, it becomes a half-truth. This verse is not just about capturing sinful thoughts and getting them out of our minds; it’s also about capturing creative thoughts based on truth and keeping them in our minds. It means stewarding every word, thought, impression, and revelation inspired by the Spirit of God.
Prayer Focus: As you pray today, choose to pray with joy and pray all day with all types of prayers for Encounter. Pray longs prayers, short prayers, popcorn (one line) prayers, silent prayers, verbal prayers, praise prayers, and prayers with the Holy Spirit. Pray prayers of thanks for the leadership and staff at COS. The entire staff is amazingly and wonderfully supportive, and praying for Encounter too.
“If we circle the promises of God, God will deliver on them. It’s not a question of if, it’s only a question of when. But if we are determined to pray as long as it takes, revival will come.”
“The next great awakening won’t be the result of a planning meeting. Just as it was for Pentecost, it will be birthed in a prayer meeting.”
“One of the mistakes we make in reading history, whether biblical history or history in general, is thinking that those who lived before us were different than us. They weren’t. If God did it for them, He can do it for us. And if we do what they did in the Bible, I’m convinced that God will do what He did. Nothing has changed. God wants to renew His deeds in our day. But we need to pray the price.”