Men's ministries, Women's ministries, TQ singles and Zest
As you are aware we've been praying for different ministries of the church in the last two days and will be as well in the next a few days but remember to make your own personal prayer points and goals for 2019 and include them each day in prayer as we lift both personal prayers and prayers for the church up in one accord.
In these daily prayer points we want to be specific, detailed and targeted in our request to God. Abraham’s servant was so precise and detailed in his prayers. In Genesis 24 he was assigned to find a wife for Abraham's son, Isaac, so he asked the Lord who the girl should be. His prayer was so precise and detailed and it happened exactly as he prayed.
Genesis 25:14 “May it be that when I say to a young woman, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master." He's saying to the Lord, “I'm going to ask a girl this question and if she gives me an answer like this, then that would be the one. It really is amazing to see how this servant is so specific in what he asked of the Lord. He's probably thinking “God, you can direct her mouth to reply to me in such a way that I know the girl is from you.” And God answered his prayer specifically and precisely, according to his faith, his boldness and his daring.
So let’s be specific, precise, and bold in our prayers! Let's pray on Day 9 of our fast specifically for Men's ministries, Women's ministries, TQ singles and Zest.
These ministries not only help teach, train, develop, build and make disciples of our people, but they are also an outlet for reaching our city with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ. As you heard Pastor Mags share on Sunday how Liz Guard invited Jenny Taylor to one of our women's meetings, and since then Jenny has been one of the busiest persons serving in the church. She has been changed, transformed and equipped to serve in the house. Isn't the grace of God amazing?
We had a TQ singles conference last September. Not only is it a day of fun for all singles to get together, but also a chance for God to work in people's hearts. We heard a testimony of a lady who brought a friend from another church, and during the lunch break she found her friend sobbing in the toilet. With tears streaming down her cheeks, she shared how she came to find a man but she found the man, the man Jesus Christ! Many people encounter Jesus in these ministries. There are similar testimonies in the Men's and Zest meetings as well.
We all heard the saying that if we get the children, we get the families. I look around churches and see a lower ratio of men to women, and I wonder, could it be that if we get the fathers, if we get the men, we get the children and the wives and we get stable homes and families as a result? So let’s pray our men today along with women, singles and seniors.
We are already on Day 9 of our fast and prayers so nearly half way, don’t give up. Remember no pain, no gain. If you stopped for some reason, please come back on and let’s start again together. Have a great weekend and have fun for those going to the afternoon tea.