Not sure why I’m having such a hard time writing… and even talking to you lately. My quick thank you and request prayers at meals and at night seem to be lacking. So much going on but you are always there. I feel your presence.
This life that you provide is such a precious gift. Thank you so much for mine and all the valuable people and experiences that you have for all of us in this prayer group. I have been wondering why you chose this path for us. I sometimes feel like I wish I was returning much more. So glad your patience is much greater than mine. I do know your timing is not my own.
Our journey of faith is filled with opportunities, some challenging but most are so inspiring. Help me to recognize the growth and the grace you are providing. Last week Pastor’s sermon dealt with not being able to borrow faith or buy some at the last minute. But that we are able to invest our time and energy and effort to grow our own. We grow out of our clothes but we grow bigger “in” our faith. Help us to seek the faith that fits our time, energy and efforts that we will be known by our words and works by you and one another. You call us to use the gifts you have given us and to trust you that we are getting this right. WOW, I see the level of trust you have in me. You give me so much as my journey continues.
Sometimes, this growth can feel a bit scary. Open our hearts and minds to receive these gifts, knowing they are from you . For all those who have, more will be given and they will have an abundance: but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. We do know you, Lord and we chose to walk in your ways. We will take that leap of faith, knowing you provide. Give us the confidence in our decisions that we will always stay close to you.
As always, we ask your guidance for the health and welfare of Mt Cross and each of our members and guests. Give us spirit filled individuals as you add to and strengthen our family. Pour down your wisdom on the selection of our new Youth and Family Director. Let our selection team feel your approval as the decision is made. Grace us all with your joy.
No matter how positive we can feel about change, there are parts that are tough. Be with Pastor Erik and his family as they move to their next adventure. Give them peace in knowing you have set a special place for them. Your plans are full of hope and blessings. As members of Mt Cross, we are sad to see them go but are full of excitement for what you offer them now.
In Jesus's name. AMEN