Missions and Missionaries

(Please pray for these Servants)

Jeff and Barb Chapman and family in Japan.

The Adamsons in the Ivory Coast.

Mark and Rachel Bermenderfer serving with TEL-China.

Jim and Cathy Fry and family and “Miracles can Happen Boys Ranch.”

Choices in Iowa City.

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Todd and Pamela Price and family in Bosnia.

Stacey Georgopulous with Intervarsity, NEIU on Chicago’s North side.

Allen and Joy Ann Goddard in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Aaron Strumpel in Louisville, Colorado.

David and Beth Robert in Argentina.

David and Claire in Europe.

Monica Padilla Trueman – Colorado Christian Services.

Kristi Brown with Cru in China.

 

 

Standing in the Gap

(Please pray for these Service Men)

Jeff Rothermel

Tom Tharp

Randy Snider

Kris Thoreson

Aaron Cornwall

Daniel Meyer

Corey Johnston

Luke Downey

Josh Meade

Scott Reynolds


Time Alone With God  

     “HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT BURDENSOME”

     In the light of the conclusions we have reached, we can now understand the statement of John: “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:3). “His commandments are not burdensome.” Why? Because He lets us off lightly, laying nothing of consequence upon us? On the contrary, He lays on us the heaviest burden a human being could be called on to carry. And the burden is this: Love God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. Could anything be more inexorable, more demanding, more imperious than just this double demand to love? And note that it’s all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, and all your strength. Not a demand for a portion of your heart, a portion of your mind, a portion of your soul, a portion of your strength—the demand is for all. And the love toward your neighbor is to be equal to the love for the most precious thing you have—yourself.

     Nothing could be conceived by God or man more sweeping and imperious and more demanding than this. And yet John quietly and decisively says: “His commandments are not burdensome.” Anyone who has tried it, as John himself tried it, gives a full-hearted, “Amen.” It works out exactly as John says: “His commandments are not burdensome.” Why? Because the thing that God commanded is our highest good and our deepest need. So when I fulfill His commandments I fulfill myself. If I revolt against His commandments I revolt against myself. If I won’t live with God I can’t live with myself. If I do live with God in full-hearted obedience to His commandment to love, I can live with myself joyously and freely. Then the highest in God is the deepest in nature. The highest Good is good for us. The Good is not only good, it is good for us. The bad is not only bad, it is bad for us. Then God’s highest will is our highest interest. So when God wills us to love He wills according to the grain of our primary nature. Not to love is to go against the grain of our primary nature as well as to go against the will of God.

     O Blessed Lord Jesus, Thy revelation of God is also a revelation of us. When we have seen His image in Thee we have seen His image stamped in us. Defaced to be sure by our sins and folly, but still there, ready to respond to Thy love. Amen.

AFFIRMATION FOR THE DAY: His burden is the same burden that wings are to a bird.

E. Stanley Jones, Christian Maturity, p. 170 (1957)

Sunday, September 10, 2017
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Love, Know You – Mark 12: 28-34

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

Be sure to practice – Sabbath Rest (A Day).

Feel free to read the verses all around the Scriptures given.

 

MONDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Salvation. Revival. The Men.  The Overseer/Vision Team.

×        Converge Worldwide Missionaries – All Converge Worldwide personnel need prayer in seven key life spheres: Emotional needs, Physical needs, Relationships with coworkers, Effective ministry, Family life, Relationship with God, Community relationships. Pray for Missionaries Cirilo & Dory Doguiles in the Philippines.

×        Petition–Self–Purity before God. Blessed are the pure in heart. (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 25: 1, 2

×        Lectio – Amen – Mark 14: 30

×        Galatians – Galatians 6: 2

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication:

 

TUESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – The pouring out of the Holy Spirit and for each of us to grow in Christlikeness.  WLCF – Outreach & ministry to the youth, parents, children, Nursery, Children’s Sunday School, families,  Sunday school teachers, VBS ministry, CYG ministry, Pine Lake  ministry,  Teacher Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Experience the Real Presence of God. Blessed-…they shall see God (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 25: 3, 4

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 98: 8

×        Galatians –  Galatians 6: 17

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

WEDNESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s healing touch to those around you (by name) – physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, ethically, morally, spiritually, relationally, societally, holistic healing.  Healer/ Deliverer Team.

×        Petition – Self –Fall deeply in love with God. First love, Passion.(Mk. 12:28-31).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 25: 1-4

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – Hebrews 10: 24

×        Galatians – Galatians 6: 18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Matt Ruess, 1989 graduate.

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – Jacob Burroughs and Bill Calef and families.

 


THURSDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession. Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Revival.  Devotion to God at WLCF.  The women.  The communities we represent.  This Body of Christ – Staff –Pastor Mario Padilla, Breann Brown and all ministries. The Servant Oversight Team.

×        Petition –Self – Power – The Power of God to flow through us. (Ac. 1:8).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 25: 5

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 7: 18

×        Galatians – Ephesians 4: 11

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

FRIDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

§       Intercession–Church–eXperience Church, Detroit Lakes, MN.

×        Missionaries (on the back). The Evangelist/Prophet/Mission Team.

×        Petition – Self – Fill us with your Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 25: 6, 7

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 24: 28

×        Galatians –  Ephesians 4: 12

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

 

SATURDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Victory in our spiritual warfare. WLCF – Unity, Purity, Presence,

×        Passion, Power, Revival. Converge Worldwide – Scott Ridout.

×        PLCC – Ben Frank, Roger Sutton, Diana Goodell. The Deacon Team.

×        Petition – Self – Seek God first (Mt. 6:33).

×        Lectio – I Timothy 2: 1, 2

×        Galatians –  Ephesians 4: 13

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

SUNDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s presence and the outpouring release of His Holy Spirit on us today.  Pastor Mario, Revival here at WLCF today. Revival of Christianity across the world. The Herald Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Encounter God.  Hear His voice today! Open our eyes, ears, heart and mind to God, to Jesus.

×        Lectio –  All About God – Genesis 17: 3-6

×        Galatians –  Galatians 6: 17, 18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.