Prayer focus for July 14-July 20, 2012
When praying for Waterford I really sought to get the mind of God for what He has in mind for this Township. We pray a lot for people to come to know Him, to overcome sin and obstacles in their life, to receive the healing and miracles that they need, to stand against the enemy and his plans, and this is all good stuff for us to pray for. But I think God wants us to look past all of that to see into the beauty and design of this area so we can build His kingdom here.
I see Waterford as a place where travelers can find rest. I see God's people here as those who are planted by the waters, whose roots go deep to receive something they can offer to those who are weary and in need of refreshing. Wells that people are able to draw from and be revived.
I also see Waterford as a place of instruction, especially for children. Where they can learn how to become a well, a tree that's planted by the waters and learn to draw deep from the Spirit of God to offer the living waters to those who need it.
For this to happen, God's people need to learn to do as David did who, 'encouraged himself in the Lord his God.' 1 Samuel 30. David was a worshiper. He knew how to draw strength from the Lord when needed. I pray that the churches in Waterford, and all of the Christians in Waterford, don't become places that give a false sense of security to people who just want to ease their conscience and not really live for the Lord, but that we all become wells of living water, trees that give shade, rest, fruit and life to those who come across our paths. That we can impart a grateful spirit in others so they will seek to thank, love and worship the Lord themselves.
Have a great week and please add any comments to this post if you have any thoughts about Waterford!