Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday Mornings

As for NaBloPoMo--I totally missed yesterday! Ah--grace please! :)

Pressing on--this is what I would have written had I had the chance yesterday--

Since moving to Marietta the Lord has blessed me with many incredible opportunities--one being the opportunity to hang out with lots of great people who are head over heals in love with Jesus--but one that has been incredibly good for me--healing for the heart good for me--has been Thursday mornings.

I spend my Thursday mornings with amazing women that are known as the Intercessors at RiverStone. Each week I am challenged in my personal walk with the Lord as I learn what it truly means to be an Intercessor and pray for others. I am truly grateful for this learning experience and opportunity to be surrounded by such incredible women of God.

Our mantle to pray for is specifically RiverStone and all that is going on in our Body. For a season we were given permission to pray for our Nation and the elections. We began yesterday morning by "shaking" it off and starting over. Below is an email I want to share with you as Intercessors where to go now following the elections--

Before we go there though-I want to comment on the picture of our youth that we posted on the last blog. As we've been talking about Intercession--let me just share with you about another group of incredible intercessors. The picture posted is a beautiful snapshot of intercession as our kids were on their faces before the Lord. I have never seen a group of teenagers that were willing to lay on their faces and cry out to the Lord. It's been a tough week for our youth group--and we still need lots of prayer coverage--but our kids are asking the Lord for their generation. They are asking that the Lord would break into their schools. They are asking that Jesus would break the spirit of depression that troubles so many of their friends. They are literally weeping, face down in Intercession.

These youth challenge me. How about you?

Also, know that we have counselors coming in Sunday night to talk to our kids. We will have a time for discussion and for the kids to ask questions and get answers. Please pray for us--and specifically Sunday evening.

Now--here's the email on where to go now as we pray for our Nation--tomorrow I will share 10 ways on how to pray for our President-Elect Obama.

"Post-Election" Prayer for our Nation & President-Elect Obama
Jacquie Tyre
Nov 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

Dear Kairos/GAPN Intercessors:

The last weeks and months have brought us through a tremendous season of intercession and spiritual warfare as we have contended for God's guidance over our nation in the presidential election, as well as in the many other offices of government that were being decided. Additionally, there were key issues, such as the propositions in California, Arizona & Florida, defending the traditional, Biblical definition of marriage as being only between one man and one woman. (Praise God the state constitutional amendments protecting a definition of traditional marriage passed in all three states!)

Across our nation a wide gamut of emotions courses through our citizens, both among fellow-believers of Christ and non-believers. What some see as victory, others see as defeat -- such is the way with the political process we are blessed to have in our nation. And, I, for one, am very grateful to be a citizen of this great nation where we actually get to vote according to the convictions of our conscience.

Today, whether you agree or disagree with the outcomes, the Word of God stands as true and unchangeable, and we are mandated to respond accordingly in faith, hope, and love. As an encouragement, the following Scriptures are some that I believe are crucial for us in these days as we continue to intercede and engage in spiritual warfare for Christ's Kingdom and His righteousness to be advanced in our nation and around the world.

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,And His sovereignty rules over all. Psalm 103:19

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 1:1-4

Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
I Timothy 6:11b-12

Let's press on to live by the Spirit, and not according to the flesh (Gal 5:16); to be in the world, but not of it (John 17:14-16); to live according to love, and not withdraw in fear (1 Timothy 1:7); andhave faith to the preserving of the soul, and not shrink back to destruction (Hebrews 10:39). Let's be careful how we move forward in these days that we might be found standing righteously before the Lord to receive all He has prepared for us in this season (Matt 6:33).

1 comment:

steve and randel hambrick said...

i LOVE those thursday morning intercessors and the intercession too! that time and those women have CHANGED MY LIFE the last 6 months