Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, Feb. 26th

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matthew 7: 7-11

I believe that God answers prayer. Now, I don't believe the Scripture above promises that He will give us anything we want, anytime we want it. That wouldn't be giving gifts to His children; it would be spoiling them. 

I tend to think Jesus was saying, "we made you and we love you; why wouldn't we want to take care of you?" 

I hope you will join us as we lift these things to God this week:
  • We are looking for liability insurance for the church. This must be in place before we move into any public facility. An insurance broker is working hard for us, but some insurance companies have placed a moratorium on any new policies within the county that we would like to meet, which has slowed down the process. Please pray that C3 will find and secure affordable insurance so we can begin to meet publicly.
  • Pending the securing of insurance, we have placed a request with a local school district to rent a Jr. High. Please pray that this request meets with approval. 
  • All of our friends who are homeless need to find transitional housing, but one in particular is in immediate need of longer-term transitional housing. We're doing our best to help, but it is a very arduous process. Please join us in praying that he will be granted acceptance into one of the facilities that we are currently contacting. 
  • Several of our core group peeps are facing, or have made decisions that may affect them financially. Some are seeking wisdom concerning careers. Some are making changes and seeking to down-size in response to these coming changes.  I have seen them all face their decisions with faith, and I'm asking that you will pray for  strength as they continue to trust Him. 
Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer! 

In Him We Live,



Beth said...

Praying for you daily!!

Jeff said...

Thank you, Beth!