"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that
ever has" -Margaret Mead
Russell recently challenged us to list the values of Jesus' kingdom after reading John 18 v 36. We did this in Life Group too.. compassion, love, peace, joy, trust, justice, humility, mercy, perseverance, patience.., all good stuff. All good words. But they will only ever be good words unless I pursue them and make them priorities.
How does that happen? This week I've prayed for truth in the lives of friends who aren't following Jesus. Prayed for compassion, grace and love for my wife and kids. Prayed for justice and healing for a friend whose divorce settlement has been incredibly hurtful and messy. If you pray regularly I invite you to make the values of God's kingdom a priority this week. If you've stopped or slowed down in prayer be encouraged by the example of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. She asked for justice over and over again, despite life's circumstances, until she got it. God does not tire of us coming to Him, especially asking for His kingdom values on behalf of others or ourselves. God uses us and our prayers to do something amazing, to build His community, His kingdom as we make ourselves available to Him. Wow!
In May we are participating in a world-wide prayer initiative www.thykingdomcome.global. If you have any questions or are keen to help with organising please get in touch before church camp!