"The Church loses everything, when it loses the spirit of prayer." - Pastor Jim Cymbala
We aren't known as a house of compassion, healing, restoration, teaching or fellowship. Not for great worship, great preaching, great friends and great ministry.
It is Christ, who declared his house to be known as a house of prayer.
Thus, if we lose the spirit, the desire, the wherewithal... the urgency of being people of prayer, what is left that would cause people to seek out the church? What value to we offer a society and a culture in desperate need of God if we do not experience relationship with Him through the avenue of prayer?
Pastor Cymbala says it like this:
"When you pray, God comes.
When you don't, He doesn't."
Thus, pray #effectiveSunday, that the church would indeed be people of prayer. May we hold fast to the spirit and desire to seek the face of God and witness His presence in our midst. Pray the sense of urgency never gets set aside or shuffled in favor of other things; grand and necessary as they may be. While service on Sunday may witness great attendance, pray an increase in those who gather for prayer. As my pastor always says, the church moves forward on its' knees.
May we know God,
And seek His face;
To know His will
And experience His power.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.