|Our Church Sunday January 25, 2013|
I've also been praying that they learn to read God's Word. Since the new year began I have been passing out a list of daily Bible readings. These are thematically based on the readings we used for Friday and Saturday night Bible studies. Not many are reading the verses, yet, but I am confident if I don't give up, God will add to the number of people who are reading their Bibles and praying. Spiritual maturity has to begin with listening and talking to God. I see some progress. Last Sunday Martha stood up at the testimony time and paraphrased one of the verses she had read that week. Today Alva stopped by my house to get an NCV Bible. It's hard for many to read anything, but just one verse a day and to pray, I think is doable.
About a month ago Phyllis and Galen Groff told me that the Mennonite Church in Hopkins is growing because, they said, the pastor is praying. I thought, of course the pastor is praying...
but I wasn't praying enough. After seeing the number of men dwindle we got the women together to pray specifically for some of the men. Some of us even fasted. God is faithful He wants us to pray because he wants us to know his power and love. Otherwise, we think when good things happen it is just coincidence. If we pray and see a difference we can say, "Look what God has done!" It gives him glory and recognizes His faithfulness. So I continue to pray and testify to God's answers.
Please pray with us that we will all mature in faith. So that next year when we celebrate 2014 we will look back and say, "Look how far we've come!".
|Alma lighting a candle as part of our worship on Sunday.|