Dec. 16 – 21 Days of Prayer

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  Luke 18:1 NIV

Please refer to Dec. 2-7 for an explanation of ACTS in Prayer if you need it and spend a few moments doing each of these as you begin today…

A = Adoration

C = Confession

T = Thanksgiving

S = Supplication

Without going into all the details of Luke 18, Luke says Jesus told His disciples to pray and not give up; to persist in prayer.  One of the greatest men of faith I’ve ever read about, George Muller, prayed for over 50 years for two of his friends who needed to trust Christ.  Both men made decisions to trust Christ as Lord and Savior before they died.   Before these men chose to invite Christ into their lives, a younger Christian asked Mr. Muller why he continued to pray for them.   In essence, George Muller said that praying for their salvation was the will of God and since God laid them on his heart, he would pray until God answered.

Mrs. Rosie Vaught was a member of Grace Fellowship from its inception.  She died just a few months short of her 100thbirthday.  In an interview with her years ago, she told me she had prayed daily for 50 years for a church like Grace Fellowship to be planted in Wise County.

In other words: pray and don’t give up.  No one – no thing – is beyond the reach of prayer!

There may be someone you love who needs to trust Christ, but you think it can never happen.  PRAY AND DON’T GIVE UP.   As you pray for LIGHT, remember them and pray for their salvation as you pray for the people who attend LIGHT to also trust Christ as Lord and Savior.

 

Christmas Fun, Jokes, Trivia

Who created the first electric light Christmas display?   Answer tomorrow!

 

 

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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