Today’s Prayer Note
YFCI DENVER OFFICE
These upcoming meetings need your attention in prayer:
• World Leadership Team Meetings – March 10-13
World Leadership Team Members: Geordon Rendle, President, Larry Williams, VP Corporate Affairs, Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Africa AD, David Bonnano, Asia Pacific AD, Jose Carlos Gutierrez (being mentored for AD position) and Eli Beltran (leading through transition),Edward de Kam, Acting Area Director for EMENA, Neil O’Boyle, Ministry Director, John Bastian, CFO, Linda Stershic, Director of Prayer, Pieter Verhoeven
• International Board Meetings – March 12-14
International Board Members: Sam Wolgemuth, Alfred Mc Donald, Dean Rueckert, Maarten van Helden, Gunnar Lie, Abraham Mantey; Field Representatives: Fernando Trivino, Americas, Alfons Hildebrandt, EMENA, Jean Baptiste Mugarura, Africa, Peter Halder, Asia Pacific
God’s Essential Link
Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19
How important do you think you are to God’s eternal plan for reaching the world? A lot of Christians I know would say, “I don’t think that I’m important at all.” But that feeling usually comes when people forget a key element in the plan–the fact that God uses people.
In Genesis 15-17, we have an incredible event. The Most High God–the possessor of heaven and earth–is speaking to one of His creatures, Abram, and giving him a promise that will have a tremendous impact on all generations to come. One part of the promise had to do with the Promised Land that Abram’s descendants would one day possess. But the other part had far-reaching implications too. In Abram “shall all families of the earth be blessed.” God was about to use this one life to start a fire that would warm the hearts of people in all the nations of the earth, throughout history.
And friend, you are a vital part of this four-thousand-year-old promise. How? “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). Christian, you are a vital link in God’s purpose.
If God wants to reach your neighbor, He may want to use you. You’re the one who took over a casserole when his wife was sick. You’ve baby-sat their kids. You’ve fried hamburgers together in the backyard. You’ve built a relationship that can become a natural bridge for sharing the good news of Christ. And you may be the only Christian with that kind of relationship.
Do you see yourself as a vital link in that ancient chain God began with Abram and continues with the Great Commission of Jesus Christ?
Lord, open my eyes to the opportunities around me to proclaim Your salvation. Amen.
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