Pray With Us: God's Power and Presence
Moses speaking to God’s people and reflecting upon what God had done:
"And because He loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with HIS OWN PRESENCE, by HIS GREAT POWER, driving before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day, KNOW THEREFORE TODAY, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on earth beneath; there is no other." Deuteronomy 4:37-38
Your Power and Presence HAVE BEEN AT WORK in history PAST
It was on active display at creation, at the Flood, at the Exodus, at Mount Sinai, at Jericho, and at the fiery furnace. It was also on active display in Your silence, in the Incarnation, in the Jordan, in the calling of the Twelve, in the boat on the Sea of Galilee, in the conversation at the well, in the Transfiguration, in the raising of Lazarus from the dead, in the Upper Room, in the Garden of Gethsemane, and in the work of the Cross, the empty tomb, and the ascension.
Your Power and Presence ARE AT WORK in our PRESENT
You are drawing people, saving people, raising people, and sending people. You love us, hold us, sustain us, convict us, discipline us, restore us, come alongside us, lead us, and You are with us. By Your power and presence, You have raised up this local church of people, given us a place, and called us to the purposes of loving You and loving others.
Your Power and Presence WILL BE AT WORK in the FUTURE
You are at work moving all things forward to Your ultimate glory. Your ways cannot be thwarted and Your purposes cannot be altered. Your power and presence will be acknowledged by all as every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Only by Your Power and Presence
Father, we stand here as a church that is only ten years old. Only ten years! Yet we stand here and clearly see how Your power and presence have been at work, are at work, and because of that, we know they will be at work! We stand in awe of You! We stand in utter dependence upon You and we cry out that by Your grace Your power and Your presence You would do a work in us and through us for Your glory and Your glory alone. Surely there is none like You. Only by Your power and presence!
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.