Day 5: January 10th, 2019
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.|Ephesians 2:19-22
the art of being PRESENT
PRESENT IN THE CHURCH
Prayer focus: 7th Grade Guys
The local church is a place where God's majesty is displayed and His purpose is outworked. We therefore all need to guard against familiarity regarding being present and planted in His House.
That said, there is something breathtaking about God's unified global Church. Just as a present individual believer strengthens a local church, so too a present local church that has embraced its unique calling, strengthens the unified global Church.
When we think of revival - thanking God for what we see already and believing God for more - our focus often rests on the local sphere of our church, families, friends and neighbors. So it should, for God has entrusted them to us.
Yet by lifting our eyes to also perceive what God is doing and can do globally, we too can be wholly present in the global Church.
Write down what you see God doing, and what you long to see Him do, in your life at home, your local church and in the Church at large.