At probably the highest point of his time as King of Israel, God appeared and spoke to King Solomon. He had just completed the construction and dedicated the Temple. I’m sure he was feeling pretty good!
The first thing that God said to Solomon was that there will be times and seasons; times of drought, times of plenty, times of loss and times of prosperity. That is how life is: there are seasons. Seasons of work, seasons of celebration, seasons where no rain falls and seasons where we experience plenty.
What should our response be in and through the different seasons? How should we respond together as followers of Jesus? How do we respond as families and as a church?
This is what God said to Solomon:
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.
2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NLT)
As Kingdom people we know we are called and called by the Name of Jesus.
We’re asked to do three things.
Seek His Face
Humility is seeing God and His purposes as bigger and above our priorities. Praying means speaking to God; the context here is to “Intercede” and stand in the gap for others. Seeking “His face” is all about where our attention is focused. I know God wants to do some exciting things among us and through us as a church. I know we’re going to see some seasons of amazing breakthrough.
Our assignment at this time is to:
Intercede for our friends, family, City and Church
Keep our attention on Jesus. (Sometimes that’s holding your line or nerve)
Keeping our focus on Jesus means we walk, live and speak out of a faith environment and create a faith culture. In a faith culture things happen.
Let’s make pre-service prayer this Sunday a very high priority as we:
1. Stay Humble
2. Intercede for our friends, family, City and Church
3. Keep our attention on Jesus.
See you tomorrow,