“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” -Ephesians 3:16
The Church is God’s People
Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Isn’t that awesome news? Regardless of how hard our enemy tries, he cannot prevail against God’s church.
God himself designed the church and desires it to work in accordance with his will. As the church we have the responsibility to love people, serve our communities, and ultimately point people to Jesus Christ. Today, let’s join together in fasting and prayer for churches all across the world and believe God for revival and an outpouring of His Spirit. Ask and believe that God will restore the church to its rightful place in your community. Pray for pastors, that God would renew their strength, protect them and their families, and give them a fresh and new passion to reach the lost.
And let’s remember that the church is not a building or a denomination, but God’s people. We are His church and it is our responsibility to be a light in our communities. Play a part in your church through serving, giving, and outreach. Consider how God may ask you to play your part in reaching people for Christ through the light of the church.
Find a new way to support your church. Serve in a new ministry, tithe your full 10%, or offer your expertise. Don’t do what only fits into your schedule. Make more time to serve God’s church this year.
Bayside Community Church