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.
“When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the word impossible was removed from our vocabulary. The size of your prayers depends on the size of your God. If your God is small, you’ll pray man-sized prayers. But if your God knows no limits, then neither will your prayers.”
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.
“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.”