Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Church

My Church 

It is vibrant.
It is alive.
It is in tune with God's heart.
It is attractive.
It has momentum.
It is influential.
It is just plain AWESOME!!! 

Many people complain about the loud music, the fancy lights and prosperity teaching... 

I love that my church is modern. I love that my church is thriving. Church was never meant to be boring and plain. God wants us to enjoy life, and what better way to do it in church with fellow followers!

My church is global. My church is national. My church is local. 
It meets the needs of people EVERYWHERE, regardless of their culture, background, age or gender. 

But the most important thing about my church is...

It carries the Message of Jesus Christ. 
There is an atmosphere of faith, hope and love.. Just as God desires for His church. 

You want to know where I go to church? 
Ask me. 
You don't want to not know about my church. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Intercession


Intercession.
  • to pass between
  • to meet with in behalf of one
  • to come between
I am always troubled by the injustice that is occuring all around the world, but it is always more disheartening when the injustice is close to home - within the family, close friends or self. 

Jesus set the example of bearing another's burden, and then doing whatever He can to help (Isaiah 53:12). The Holy Spirit also intercedes on our behalf. Therefore, if Jesus and the Holy Spirit takes it upon themselves to pray for us - then how much more should we pray for others.  And not just lighthearted "God bless him or her" but a deep prayer that is relevant to that person and what they are going through at the time. Like, "God, show him that nothing he does will ever make You love him less, or, reveal to him how he can forgive her", and so forth.

Make 1 Timothy 2:1-2 your personal mission. I know I am going to. 
1 First of all, I encourage you to make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and prayers of thanks for all people, 2 for rulers, and for everyone who has authority over us. Pray for these people so that we can have a quiet and peaceful life always lived in a godly and reverent way.

Rather than just hoping that someone's situation will be better, be a part of their transformation by pleading and praying on their behalf! God will honour you and is pleased by His people taking a stand for the hurt.