Greetings fellow Phoenicians frying in the formidable fires of this desert floor on the fifth of July.
Yesterday America turned 242. Yay America! Even with all the division and actual problems, she is still a wonderful country, filled with opportunity. We who live here and experience her bounty should be grateful and pray for her.
Sometimes the promises God has given us reveal the plans God has for us. What follows here are a couple verses that have wonderful things promised by God if we will do what God asks of us.
Then, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7
So, America, I will pray for you. Though you are still so young, I will pray that you will not go the way of so many powerful nations before you who succumbed to division, self-consumption, pride, and the forsaking of God Almighty. I pray that you will find a revival sweep across every part of your beautiful land from loft to mansion, from suburban neighborhood to low income hood, and from homeless under the bridge to the White House. I will pray that your leaders and your citizens will walk in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of His Holy Spirit. Rejoice and be generous America, for God Almighty has been so good to you.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28
This month we have seven kinetic missions trips, yeah that’s right seven. They include Ecuador, Peru, Belize x2, Houston, L.A., and Royal Family Kids Camp in Payson for kids in the foster care system. Lord, please grant safety and success to each of these trips. Please let each team bring You glory and be a long-lasting blessing to the people they interact with, both ministers and those they are ministering to. Let each heart that goes be broken by the hardships of others so that You can remake it with a greater purity and an increased capacity to love. And please make good on Your promise to be with us always to the very end of the age.
This Sunday we will be gathering together to humble ourselves, pray, and seek God’s face. Please join us and if you are able, read Acts 14.