Words from around the city

Some voices from City Church members – prayers, encouragements, stepping deeper!

Prayer for unsung heroes

Reflecting on the minute’s silence for the key workers who have tragically passed away, Geof had the following for us:

“So grateful for all those who given their lives to help others, many unknown to them!
In that minute: in my mind I could see a line of health workers from all over the World who have died, in a line in front of Jesus. He was reaching out and shaking each hand in recognition of their sacrifice.

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:40 ESV

I feel the Father’s recognition & awareness of all these amazing people, for the most part unsung heroes.
Let’s be active in our prayers, words & actions for the living – those constantly on the front line.’

Inspiration for revival

Pam shares with us:

‘I do believe God is reviving his church today: He is delivering us from all that would oppose God’s plan for our lives & reviving my spirit too – ready and in preparation for revival. In Jesus name, as I am covered by his blood and by his spirit cleanses and heals us, to be ready for his coming.’

Willingness to become nothing

Margaret has been reading ‘Are you Stone Deaf to the Spirit, or Rediscovering God? by R.T. Kendall

‘His advice for breakthrough is to move on from elementary teachings as listed:

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement.

Hebrews 6:1,2 ESV

We do this by: 

  • Dignifying the trial (or test): i.e. knowing God is in charge and desiring to be victorious  we deliberately do not complain but rather let it run its full course:

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing

James 1:2-4 ESV
  • Entering into complete forgiveness to any and all who have hurt us  and allowing others to know and feel the real love flowing through us.
  • Being willing to be misunderstood without the need to defend ourselves.  He actually says “the willingness to become nothing” ‘

Thanks to these three for sending in their prayerful reflections – let’s keep seeking His heart for our deeper connection with Him, learning patterns that will serve us well in our kingdom years to come.

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