“The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exhalted be God, the Rock, my Saviour!
2 Samuel 22:47
This is an exaltation from King David, recounting how the Lord had rescued him from his enemies. David says in Chapter 22 that whenever he was in trouble and called out to the Lord in earnest He rescued him and made his enemies flee.
At the end of this month’s monthly prayer meeting we sat in quiet for a few minutes and waited to see if God had anything to say to us. A refrain from a song I’ve recently come across began to play in my head, ‘My feet are on the Rock’ (by I AM THEY). I felt God reminding me that He is in control.
As you may remember from my previous Thought for the Day I was struggling to find a work/life balance. Well last week wasn’t much better. Yes, I’d stepped ‘out of the boat’ but I was definitely getting a bit soggy.
‘My feet are on the Rock’ reminds us that God is our stability and even though the storm may be raging and we may be getting wet, He will hold us firm. No matter what is thrown at us by the enemy, He stands next to us and will even come to fight for us; we have to remember that God is FOR us.
God has provided us with our sword and shield to battle onward to His kingdom. He is our Father, creator, friend and ally and He wants us to be with him. He just asks that we listen to Him, worship Him and love Him.
So this week’s challenge: Find time in each day to read your Bible, there are many different ways to do this. Then find a time of quiet, it doesn’t have to be long, to just sit in prayerful silence and listen. Maybe sit and say ‘Sorry’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’. You could even pray the prayer we learned on the Alpha course.
“Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life (take a few moments to ask his forgiveness for anything in particular that is on your conscience).
Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong.
Thank you that you died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free.
Thank you that you offer me forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit.
I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever.
Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen”
by Nicky Gumbel
Prayer Request: For those in our church community who live alone. That they would know the presence and power of the Lord in their lives, at this challenging time, and the support and love of others.