It’s snowing! Snow is beautiful! Our life has slowed down because of snow. In some cases, the snow has shut down stores, businesses, and some services. The mall was closed, the lights were out at Starbucks, and my bank closed early because of snow.
We have tall fir trees around our property covered by snow, and they look majestic. A blanket of white snow covers my roof and yard. I stood outside; a snowflake fell on my open hand, and it instantly melted. The heat of my hand destroyed the snowflake. But as the snow continued to fall, as it accumulated, and the snowflakes stuck together. They created a bond that was so powerful that the snow interrupted transportation systems and snapped off tree branches under the weight of the snow. Those “cute” snowflakes joined together and became a powerful force.
This brings up parallel thoughts of how powerful snow and ice are in our lives to the church. Interestingly, one snowflake is unbelievably fragile, but they become powerful when they accumulate and join with other snowflakes. One person alone is not enough, but we become a powerful force when we join as one. The church that prays, operates in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, worships, and serves together will build into a formidable force. We become an army of bonded snowflakes that can stop evil, overcome injustice, and watch people’s lives change because we pray, worship, serve together!
(1). Luke 11:9-10 says, “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”
(2). 2 Corinthians 10:3‑5, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Will you join me in prayer as we close out 2021?
- Pray that the church will COME HOME (Hebrews 10:24-25)
- Pray against our FEAR (Isaiah 41:10) of the virus, economy, senseless violence, and injustice
- Pray of selfless serving, GENEROSITY (Luke 6:38) of time and talents.
- Pray for church WORKERS that are overworked (Psalm 34:17-20), overwhelmed, and over-stressed by the fight
- Pray for the church as we fight in the SPIRITUAL BATTLE (Ephesians 6:11-12)
The church needs an INTENTIONAL response rather than an ACCIDENTAL, passive and fearful reaction. We need sacrificial commitment and strong unity as a church, working as a team, maintaining our goals and mission: LOVING GOD. LOVING PEOPLE. TOGETHER. We need to increase our people resources and become a “generous” church with our TIME, TALENT, and TREASURES.
Will you pray for the church to receive “POWER FROM ON HIGH” to give us the strength, resolve, and might to see us through the battle? We will never move an enemy out from his fortified position apart from the impact of a more powerful force. Our power source is the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:49 says, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”