Be Still and Know…
If you were to ask someone to complete the often quoted verse of Psalm 46:10, you’ll most likely get a response.
Be still and know…“that I am God”
But sadly, and most often, it stops right there and the exciting second half of the verse is rarely included.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
It’s a beautiful verse of assurance. A verse that reminds us that God, who is always faithful to see His promises through, will be worshiped by every tongue, tribe and nation. It’s a verse that reminds those who walk in obedience to the commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations” that the Lord goes with them, it is His work, His mission and they need not be afraid.
Lifepoint currently has many on the field, with more going this week. We ask that you continue to be steadfast in prayer on behalf of those who have gone / are going. They enter into a spiritual battle, there is no doubt. Pray that they are emboldened and empowered by God’s Spirit and that they can find rest in the truth of His good promise found in Psalm 46.
- The team has battled sickness this week, which has been difficult for them on many levels. Pray for God to bring physical healing and to give the team a restored energy (Psalm 23)
- Pray for the team this week as they continue to do spiritual mapping in an area with no gospel-centered church engagement. Mapping is a tool utilized to help one see a community as it really is, not just as it appears to be. It is hard work (physically and spiritually).
- Pray for supernatural endurance for the team, that they would be steadfast in prayer, putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)
- Pray for wisdom to see what lies beneath the surface. Pray that the Holy Spirit gives discernment and guidance (James 1:5)
- Pray that those that they talk with are prepared to hear the gospel, that the Word of God would fall on fertile soil and take root (Matthew 13:1-23)
- Ask the Lord to deepen relationships that the team has been building with people in the community where they live.
- Praise the Lord for the work He is doing in Peru. Last Wednesday’s meeting time with local church leaders was an amazing encouragement. Many partook of their first communion since deciding to follow Jesus Christ.
- A second pastor’s/leadership meeting was requested by the local churches.
- The team has had an incredible opportunity to share Bible stories with a man who lives in one of the villages in which we work. At one point in the conversation, this man stated, “Hmmmm, I’ve never thought of the Christian life that way; to not just believe in Jesus but to try and follow Him.” Pray that this man truly comes to know and understand what it means to follow Jesus and will “deny himself and pick up his cross and follow me” Luke 8:34
- Pray that God moves in the Peruvian church in a mighty way, that they would understand their calling to love, to serve, and to proclaim the Good News!
Pray for the team of 7 that will head out into the field this week.
The harvest is plentiful, the laborers few. Pray that God would SEND!