from . . . Ron Stansell ~ Please Pray for our Elders Retreat
Ephesians 6:18 tells us to “pray on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” In Colossians 4:3 Paul encourages his readers to pray for an “open door for our message so that we may proclaim . . . Christ.” In that spirit, please remember to pray for NFC elders and pastor this week and in weeks to come.
Many of you will read Friday Focus before the elders and our pastor gather for routine business and extended visioning and planning, which will lead to doing! We will meet Friday evening, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. Others will read this after the meeting but all can join us in longing for ears to hear God’s directions. The complex business of faithfulness in evangelism, nurture, and service takes great faith and dependency on the Holy Spirit.
How can you pray for our meeting? Pray for creativity, enthusiasm, and excitement that come from a vision of Christ and his kingdom. Pray for realistic “can do” plans that will bless our corner of the world. More than all else, ask God to move and shake us along with those who are without Christ and hope in the world.