Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pray this prayer

Here is the prayer from the book "Go Big" I wrote about yesterday. This is a prayer that the author's of the book challenge all pastor's to pray for their churches. I think it is something we all should be praying for Freedom.

"God, I'm going to do this! I've been talking about it long enough; I'm going to do it because people need you. God, I will give you my all; I will step out in faith and believe you for bigger things. Please God, allow my church to grow by your pace and for your plans. And God, I refuse to believe that I can be stopped. I know with only you, I already have a majority. Give me boldness; may I achieve the dreams that you have. In your name I pray. Amen."

That's some cool stuff. I love the line, "I'm going to do it because people need you." That's the motivation, to glorify God by leading people to Him so their lives can be changed for eternity. We don't need to build a big church to impress other Christians. We need to do it because there are thousands of people in our community who need true freedom in Jesus. That's what should motivate us.

I also love the line, "I refuse to believe that I can be stopped." That reminds me of Romans 8:31 where Paul writes, "if God is for us who can be against us?". I think if we will pray that prayer and then live like we believe God can do it, there will be no limit to what will happen!

By the way, I'm still learning how to work all the controls on this blog, and I turned off the comments section the other day. I think I have turned it back on. If you feel like it, leave a comment so I can find out if it will be published or not. While I'm on the subject, please comment regularly (it lets me know you're really reading this), but don't include lincs to other websites in your comments if you don't mind. I just want to be sure that we don't accidentally send someone to a website that's not good. If you know what I mean.


Trey Frick said...

testing, testing, 1 - 2 - 3.

Looks like the comments are working Cliff. Cool info. They really hit home man. Thanks for sharing. Talk to ya later.

Beth Haynes said...

Missed you all this morning. We were in Georgia. The prayer was good stuff, Cliff. God is going to continue to bless Freedom as long as we focus on building His kingdom and not ours. Love you!