This post is from the chairs of our education committee, sent out each Monday morning.
Lord, we pray for
those who need you the most, and we pray for those who think they need you the
Good morning everyone,
The above prayer is part of the morning meditation on one of the mornings on
the Walk to Emmaus. It has always stuck with me and I have been thinking about
it a lot recently. On Saturday morning, I brought my kids to the church to once
again help with the water ministry. If you have not had a chance to help with
this ministry yet, I encourage you to give it a try! With 90% of our community
expressing that faith is not an important part of their lives, it is more
important than ever to spread the good news! These are the people who need God
the most, but feel they need God the least.
I was reminded of the above prayer again yesterday when the pastor spoke about fellow
Christians who through their own judgmental ways, persecute other believers. I
think we have probably all been guilty of this at some point in our faith
journeys when we feel someone is not following Christ as we think they should.
At that moment, WE are the ones who need God the most, but may be calling on
Him the least.
I personally have a person in each category in my life right now. I have one
who is a non-believer and I have one who feels their spiritual journey is far
above my own. So what do you do? PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY some more. We simply have
to lift these people to God and allow Him to work in their lives. We also have
to listen for God because He may call on us to be the one to make a difference
in their lives. So today Lord, we pray for those who need you the most and we
pray for those who think they need you the least. Bless our lives so we can be
a blessing to those you put in our path. Amen.