Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nov. 4th

Greetings Prayer partners!

This week, I'd like to ask you to pray for some folks who are serving our great God in other parts of the world. These people come to us through Kathy, who is a part of C3's core team:
  • Please pray for Beth who is part of a church plant in Terre Haute, Indiana,
  • Also for Mare, who is in Nigeria working with Global Christian Ministries teaching AIDS/HIV awareness.

Please join us in praying for these two fellow servants- we don't have the specifics, but we know that God does!

Please also pray for Convergence this week in the following ways:

  • I will be joined by our trustees, Ed, Charlie, and Ron this weekend to evaluate the last 3 months and to make some important decisions about C3's official launch and location. These are very exciting, but also big decisions- please pray for God's wisdom in these matters.
  • As we search for a more permanent public location, the beautiful Fall weather here has given us the opportunity to meet outside. We have done this once, and it was a tremendous success. The whole group met together for the first part of our worship time, as we sang and celebrated communion. Afterward, our children's workers took the kiddos into the house where they got to use the "big" room just for them- it was great! It feels a little funny asking you to pray that the weather stays nice, but the longer it does, the more opportunities it gives us to maximize our current space- so I'll go ahead and ask you to pray for sunny Sundays!
  • On that note, we have some new location possibilities that I am pursuing. Please pray for the right place to be both available and affordable.
I'll end this week's update with the elephant in the room, because there's a donkey there too. Today is election day in the U.S. A quick browse through your "friend updates" on Facebook should easily paint a picture of how important most people feel this election is. I certainly have an opinion about it, and I imagine you do as well, so I hope you voted if you are able.

There is much talk about "God's will" on a day such as this. I find it interesting that, on either side of this decision, there will be people who will say the outcome was "God's will"- usually when their candidate wins. I would just like to point out that, to humanity, God has given the gift of free will, and a day such as this is really an overwhelming example of that.

I am NOT telling you to cease praying for this country, or for the selection of its leaders. Jesus instructed the disciples to pray "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)

What I am asking, is that you focus a substantial amount of your prayer time on how you and the body of believers that you fellowship with can have the most impact for Christ on your families, and friends, and community, and the world- no matter what happens.

Regardless of who is elected, the King remains on the throne.

In HIM We Live,

Jeff

3 comments:

Quinn said...

It's is only in the Lord you truly live.
"He who takes no chance, does he really live?"
-i dont know... but im sure someone did-

lovin the blog
keep it up :)

Beth said...

Hi, I'm Beth from Terre Haute, IN.

First, let me say what an honor it is for you and your prayer partners to be praying for us! Thank you, Kathy, for mentioning us! Our church plant is 2 years old, but in many ways we feel like we're still just getting started. If you'd like to visit our website, it's: www.healingpointe.com.

Second, I will be praying for you as you start your church, too! Especially that the decision about where to meet will be a very clear and easy decision to make.

Jeff said...

Beth,

Thanks for the note- The honor is ours to be able to pray for you and the church there in Terre Haute!

Thank you for lifting us up to the Father as we seek His will about our new meeting place. Keep us posted on what God is up to in your part of His Kingdom!

-Jeff