Is God Speaking?
We’re a few days into our Call To Prayer. Last night we held our first worship and prayer night at B&A St Andrew’s Park. The evening began focussing on 2 Kings 6 and a great story about Elisha (there are lots of great stories about Elisha), this one involved the eyes of Elisha’s servant being opened to see the Lord’s army surrounding and supporting them and then the eyes of the Arameans being first blinded and then opened leading to peace for Israel. Our prayer last night was that across this week God would open our eyes to who he is, what he is doing and then open the eyes of those we seek to share the love of Jesus with.
There were words given last night that we believe are for us as a church family in this prayer week. So we thought we’d put them up on the stories page for you to read and pray into.
Someone saw a picture of something that looked a bit like a child’s toy. It was like a rock, plain and unimpressive but when it opened up and unfurled it became something life like and very different. There was a sense that in being vulnerable and in being open to God and others we will find ourselves becoming more and more full of life.
There was a reminder that God is with us and that when we come together he is there.
A word was given about railway tracks. In some ways railway tracks can feel constrained, but they enable the train to get to where it needs to go. God invites us to give ourselves to the track he has laid out for us.
Someone had a picture of an adjustable spanner. The sense here was that the spanner is made the way it is for a specific purpose, that each of us is made for a purpose and we need not to worry about what we are not but focus on who we are and what God has for us.
In Isaiah 40:28-31 we are reminded that strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. Time spent in worship, in prayer and in waiting on God is never wasted time. It is in encounters with god that we find the strength for life and life as he has it for us.
Jesus words from Matthew 11 were read to us:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Why not take time as you read this article to pray and ask God if he is speaking to you through any of these words, images and Scriptures.
Then take time to pray these in.
We’re back in B&A St Andrew’s Park tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Why not join us.