Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013-Daily Encounters

Prayer focus for January 12-January 18, 2013
The church we are praying for this week is:
Wellspring Bible Church
4350 Elizabeth Lake Rd

As I was praying I really felt an All-Township Prayer type of meeting would really accomplish much for the Kingdom of God.  A prayer and praise--harp and bowl--type meeting.  (Rev. 5:8).  God, let us not be jealous of each other.  Just as there were twelve tribes of Israel, all of the churches in Waterford have a unique calling from You.  Help us to encourage each other and not compete or be envious.

Remember that the prophet Amos said that the Lord would raise up the tabernacle of David in the last days so that the unbelievers can seek the Lord. (See Amos 9:11-12 and Acts 15:16-17).  The heart of David was worship--in fact 24/7 worship.  God said he was a man after His own heart. (Acts 13:22).  David was one that didn't care about what it cost him to follow God's ways.  He wouldn't even kill Saul when he had the opportunity, even though Saul was trying to kill him! (1 Samuel 24:4).  David loved to worship and praise the Lord in such an expressive way that he even danced before Him.  (2 Samuel 6:14).  God, we want this type of attitude and worship towards You, build Your tabernacle and reach the lost.

It may seem like a dry season at times--the waters receding--where people are not turning to the Lord or even having any kind of desire to follow Him or worship Him but when the spring rains come--when the Lord pours out His Spirit then get ready for a flood that will be marvelous!  Father God, we long to see people come to You for salvation, but we, Your church, need to be ready!  Help us to prepare our hearts  to make disciples of those who come to Jesus.  We want revival but we need the new wineskins to hold the new wine!  (Matthew 9:17).

God, help us not to want business as usual.  Let us truly look for, expect, desire, crave, see and experience an encounter with You every day.  Let them be good encounters of your love, mercy and goodness that leads to repentance and worship from a pure and sincere heart.  God we don't want to settle for good behavior but changed hearts.

Father, raise up the intercessors, the worshippers, the artisians who will tap into Your Spirit and release Your presence into Waterford Township.  The earth cries out for the manifestation of the sons of God--let us walk as true children of the living God.  (Romans 8:19).

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