When I woke up this morning I was faced with a choice - to go to church or laze around the apartment. Being single, I often do not feel accountable to get up and get going. Hey, after all, I thought, it's a beautiful, sunny day - why not go to the beach or just sit on my balcony and read the Bible and other Christian literature. God wouldn't mind - He knows I love Him! I'll honor him with my prayers and worship at home. Then something occured to me - corporate worship is powerful and brings honour to God. So, off I went to church and it was a beautiful time of worship - the power of corporate praise - wow!! Can't wait until we get home - to Heaven and sing His praises forever.....Holy, Holy, Holy - worthy is the Lamb!
I have 3 prayer requests to begin this week:
1) My supervisor returns tomorrow from a 3 week vacation. Although she can be very nice, she has a foul mouth at times and I find it disturbs the whole peaceful nature of the office. Most of us, Christian or not, do not use such language. Although, I admit, when you are exposed to it enough .....sometimes things slip off the tongue that are not godly! So pray for Elizabeth - her salvation and her tongue to be bound!
2) Continue to pray for Todd - he is a marked man by Satan because I am asking the Father for the privileged of introducing Todd to His Son, Jesus. I want this privileged whether or not Todd and I ever go beyond friendship. He was brought into my life, arranged by God, I believe. Todd is on God's radar!
3) Pray for my parents, especially my dad. They know Jesus, but they really don't know Jesus - if you know what I mean! Confused? Hope not. I just mean that they are church-goers but have always lacked a real knowledge of the love and salvation of God. I've had some rough goings with my parents over the years - but now that they are in their late 70's I am really concerned about their relationship (or lack of) with the Lord.
Thanks and God bless you fellow Pilgrims.
Julie (Little Missionary)