Pause and Reflect November 2017

He Listens

“Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” (Ps 116:2 NLT); that is if we aren’t staring down at our cell phones but looking up to Him. There are so many crises going on in people’s lives and in the public arena. Prayer is our BEST and sometimes ONLY resource. A guest pastor recently challenged and encouraged us to pray scripture. It’s simple. Slow down. Read a verse. Then personalize (or apply) it to your life situation.

Slow Down

There are so many crises going on in people’s lives and in the public arena. Prayer is our BEST and sometimes ONLY resource. A guest pastor recently challenged and encouraged us to pray scripture. It’s simple. Slow down. Read a verse. Then personalize (or apply) it to your life situation.

I applied this verse(s) to a specific situation I had faced the day before. “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) The purpose for the situation I faced was to be content and to set an example for those who are not believers. That made bad news, good news to me.

Undying Passion

HP-SlaveryCandy and her associates rescue women caught up in the sex trafficking industry. Pray for her protection each day as she ministers to these.

Candy has been feeding the homeless and near homeless for many years to gain the opportunity to share the love of Christ and rescue women out of hopeless situations.

We helped a group of regular volunteers feed them and shared the gospel with them before handing out BBQ , baked beans, and mac & cheese provided by a popular local establishment for a generous discount to our group.

Candy depends on the generosity of like-minded believers. Annually she sponsors a 5k Fun Run held at night. You can run, walk, or crawl in this laid back event. Live music and entertainment. If you’re local here’s a lionk to register or donate: www.LastCall4Grace.org (chick on the banner at the top).

Consistent

Steven was so proud of himself (and rightly so) for not being late for 8 weeks of work. The company gave him a Wal-Mart Gift Card in recognition of his consistency. He loves his custodian job at the hospital. He’s working on transitioning to a safe apartment but is currently in a motel for the homeless and sleazy. Drugs are everywhere. Pray for Steven’s safety and that he stays focused. Pray that he finds a church nearby to begin to make friends who will be a positive influence.

Parents in Transition

Pray for my parents. They are in a place of transition. Pray for wisdom, peace and clarity for direction. My dad’s health is really failing. This puts a real strain on my 87-year-old mother.

Ministry in Transition

Pray for our ministry. We are in a place of transition; exploring and expanding ways to be more effective. Likewise we need wisdom and clarity. God has all along given us peace. We praise Him for that. James 2:… says to ask for wisdom and He will give it to you.

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