Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
For a fine dinner with our spouse, you will go our of your way to clean the dining room, set the fine china, light the candles, and remove any distraction from this event. God appreciates our "setting the table."
What happens when we set the table? God arrives for dinner with his expectant worshipers. He moves in the hearts and lives of believers. He provides jobs, grace, hope, help, and cheer for all occasions. Our God lives. Our God reigns.
For a church to set the table means: praying over the facilities and events prior to the event. It also means: inviting people to this special event. From your own perspective, you must believe that the event is special, or you will have nothing to invite friends to. Strangers will not be attracted to a special event that you are not inspired to be a part of.
For a church: conflict is a distraction to worship. The Gospel of Peace must be shared by believers who live in peace with the Savior and one another. Any church caught in conflict does not share the Gospel message. You will not invite people to a conflict. You will invite them to worship.
Are you distracted? Or is the church actually caught up in conflict? Seek God for the right heart attitude toward your worship and your church.
For the church: Our commission is to share the Gospel of Peace with the world. The world of future believers begins right outside my door. Before you guilt yourself for not sharing. Ask God for something worthy of sharing. Something that only God could work out. Something only God can make happen. Something marvelous, miraculous, and personal from the hand of God to you.
Share what He has done to give you joy. Bless people with your Christ moments and experiences. Others will not debate what you have personally verified. The may debate truth, the Bible, the church, but they cannot deny what you have lived.
Set the table. Feast with Jesus. And don't keep the blessings locked up inside the church building.