Friday, January 16, 2009

Prayer Warriors

Do I pray? Do we pray? Well of course we pray. But am I (are we) prayer warriors? I don't think so. Yesterday evening I was watching 3ABN and their version of Inside Edition where they talk about all the things that are going on at the station; new programs, publications, DVD's, etc.
I sat straighter and listened intently though when they started talking about the internal 'prayer warrior' policy/program with all the volunteers, employees, and leaders.
I know. There are a lot of people and institutions that look down their aquiline noses at 3ABN because it's a little to homey, the music is a little to southern Gospel, there's an unmistakable "twang" to the tone of many of the speakers, and (this is probably what most bothers/offends them; the message is too sharp, too pointed, too true, too Biblical, and so they 'turn off' 3ABN because they are 'turned off' by messages from the mouths of mere former carpenters, farmers, laborers...what we would call ordinary folks. However 'ordinary' these folks may be, because of this ministry people are coming to the truth by the hundreds, thousands, and by entire churches. So what's to not like? wife and I have decided that instead of having separate prayer lists we would combine them and form a band of two prayer warriors.
While we're on the subject of decisions, we've also decided to increase our giving for the work of the Lord in 2009. No sense leaving money here on earth when there's souls to be saved for heaven.
Rather than trying to be shrewd (in the investing sense of the word) we will practice what the world thinks is foolishness; "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned." [I Corinthians 2:14]. If our treasure really is laid up in heaven; if we really are in the end-times; if the soon coming of the Lord is a reality rather than a comforting abstract, then we will invest where we are promised the greatest returns upon His return.
Think on these things.
God Bless. e.c.

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