Pastor’s corner: Good time to pray
These are days of great need in our communities, our homes and our hearts. How should a believer in Christ respond to all that is happening around us? I commend to you four crucial activities.
Pray for a time characterized by unceasing prayer, conviction, repentance, unity, worship, witness and harvest. In light of all that God has promised, how can we not pray? James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” What a great promise!
Read Hebrews 3:15. One of the worst things you can do is let God’s conviction slip away. Wood burns brightly but if it’s not continually stirred, it dies. For a fire to burn anew, it must burn through layers of ashes. There comes a time when only a fire of epic proportions can reignite that wood. If God is sovereignly working in your heart today, there is no greater urgency than to obey him today.
Read Acts 1:8. Tell others what Jesus is doing in you, through you, and around you. Shine His light. Bring people to church with you. Give them your testimony.
Read Matthew 10:39. Narrow your interests. Winnow all in your life that is not of the Holy Spirit. Daily surrender to Him and watch the fruit and joy and peace grow in your life and the lives of those around you!
— Rev. Mike Bronson is pastor at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie.