Daily Word for Wednesday, July 8, 2015
In our Forty (40) Days of Connecting Campaign, we discovered that God said that we are better together; that we cannot fulfill our life’s purpose by ourselves.
In fact, God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” We don’t need a crowd but we need a small community.
We have been wired for relationships. You and I were made for a mission. I Timothy 2:4 says, “…who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
God wants us to partner with Him in reaching out in love to people who need to know Him. This includes our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
God wants you and me to show His love to those who don’t know Him. God has a purpose for everyone; Christ died for all of them.
He wants you and me to share the good news of Christ and His love.
The Bible says in Philippians 1:27, “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.”
We need partners to help us fulfill our purpose in life. The Bible says in Philippians 1:5, “For you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.”
I am going to use the word PARTNER as an acronym and over the next seven (7) days, we will discover tools that we need to be effective at winning the Lost.
The first letter is P which stands for “Pray together.” I want you to find someone to partner with and together begin to pray for those friends, family members, coworkers, etc., who you would like to see come to Christ.
We can’t force them to come to Christ but we can pray for them. Prayer softens hard hearts, warms cold hearts, arouses apathetic hearts and changes stubborn hearts.
Pray the Colossians 4:3 prayer [Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains].
Make a list of the people you know and love who don’t have a relationship with Christ. Start praying with your partner daily; pray for each other’s list.
God will be smiling while you pray!
Materials used for 40 Days of Connecting Campaign included Saddleback Resources – “40 Days of Community”