Reflections

One Miracle Night

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JESUS Film is hosting a live 24 hour prayer focus for Muslims around the world starting tomorrow at 8 am EDT. During this 24 hour period, 48 Muslim nations will be prayed for 30 minutes each. A specific partner will take the lead role in facilitating prayer for their assigned nation. MentorLink has been assigned Senegal.
This event is called: One Miracle Night 24 hour prayer hosted by Jesus Film.
This is a global live prayer event. I received an email from JESUS Film yesterday stating that they are praying for 1 million participants.
Our assigned time to facilitate prayer for Senegal is 1:30-2:00 PM EDT on Tuesday May 19.
Here is the link where you can join in prayer during that time

Rene Mbongo from Senegal will join me in hosting and facilitating the time.

Maranatha,
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Not One Failed

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I’ve been reading in Joshua recently. This one verse jumped off the page when I read it.

“Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.” (Joshua 21:45)

Think about this. Everything the Lord promised to Israel happened. No matter how impossible it was, the Lord brought it about.

Think of some of the promises He makes for us today. For example:

“I am with you always even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension will guard our heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

These are only 3 of hundreds of promises He has made to us, His children. Take a moment to reflect on them.

What other promises come to your mind? Thank Him for His amazing faithfulness.

Maranatha (Come Lord Jesus)
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If One Suffers…

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We are in a period of suffering. I just got off a ZOOM call with Aila where he described the anguish in his heart from team members and disciple-makers (500 families averaging 8 members per family) who have no food for their families. This is a result of a continuous sequence of famine, flood, locusts, Covid-19, locusts and now more famine. ​

This has happened over a period of more than a year. I can not imagine being in a more dire situation apart from a war.

I was reminded of my reading this morning in 1 Corinthians 12:26, ”…if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it…”.

These last several weeks I have been talking with people all over the world, hearing about their situation, struggles, progress and their heart, faith and sacrifice for the Lord. But talking with Aila this morning broke my heart at the suffering and impossibility of the situation.

I am suffering in my heart right now for Aila and his team in Northern Kenya. You know others who may be suffering. Take a few minutes to pray for them. Perhaps call them to encourage them. Truly our hope is in the Lord – where else can we turn?

May Aila and you see the provision and deliverance which comes from the Lord.

Maranatha (Come Lord Jesus)
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Repentance

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“Repentance” is seldom used in our Christian world. We don’t like the connotations that something we did was sinful and we need to change. But the concept has Biblical roots.

Nehemiah repented on behalf of the nation of Israel, confessing the sins of the people (Nehemiah 1:4-11). Daniel did the same in a different place (Daniel 9:3-19).

Perhaps the Lord is calling many of us to repent on behalf of the Church or our nation.

The Lord calls each of us to confess our sins. The one who says he has no sin is deceiving himself (1 John 1:8-10).

Repentance is agreeing with what the Lord says about us and then changing our ways.

In these days of the virus, what does the Lord want us to repent of?
Is the Lord laying on our heart the need to repent for our church, the Church, our city or nation?

Take a few moments to ponder these thoughts and then act as He leads.

Maranatha (Come Lord Jesus)
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