Friday, February 7, 2020

EACF 40 Days of Prayer - February 7, 2020

EACF 40 Days of Prayer 2020
Day 38: Pray for Growing Faith

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. - 2 Thessalonians 1:3–4 ESV

As we wind down our forty days of prayer for our church, let us give thanks to God as we ask to experience His goodness. God is with you, wherever you are. God is for you, as He desires to bless us and bring us into His good, pleasing, and perfect will (Romans 12:2), for His own name's sake (Ezekiel 36:15-21). God calls us to faith (Genesis 15:6), and to grow in walking with Him. This is a blessing - to be able to grow in our faith (2 Peter 1:5-11) in God because He is faithful and trustworthy.

What does it mean to live a life of faith? It means we've tasted and seen the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8) and are willing to go where He leads (Psalm 23). He is the good shepherd (John 10) and we trust Him because we are His. Let your faith grow abundantly! Have more and more faith, learning to trust Him with everything in your life. Pray about everything - lift it ALL up to Him. Give God everything! Do not hold anything back! To trust Him and live by faith is a good thing. Putting ourselves in God's hands and stepping out in faith is the best place for us to be. This is His goodness under, over, in front of, and behind us.

Pray for two others to grow in faith! Pray that their burdens would be lifted up and that they would truly learn to trust God and live by faith. Send them a note and ask them how you can pray for them beyond this as well. This is day 38 of praying for good!

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