What's the thing you use most often? Something daily?
Hair dryer? Towel? Toothbrush? Favorite Pen? Cell Phone for sure... As you think over your list, what do they all have in common?
They were all created by someone on purpose for a purpose. These are useful to you to complete something you want to see happen.
The top categories we often pray for include things like "Praying for family & friends", or "asking God to to help me deal with problems" or "being grateful for the good things happening in my life."
Fewer of us pray to "ask forgiveness for our something we did or because we hurt someone else" (only about 40% of us) or "asking God to guide our leaders" (about 12% of us).
And fewer still pray what I'd call Dangerous Prayers... We're gonna spend the next few weeks looking at 4 Dangerous Prayers I would encourage all of us to consider adding these to our prayer times with the Lord...
This week, Lord Use Me. See everything in your world was created on purpose for a purpose. You and I included. Paul says in Ephesians 2:10 that you and I are God's masterpieces, His work of art! Created to do good things. So let us be found doing them. But Lord Use Me. It's wrought with problems and challenges right?
Let someone else do it. I don't have the time. I'm not that good. Now is not a good time because of my family. I don't have enough to give. I don't know enough? What if someone asks me a question and I blow it?
There's one guy in the Bible that looked at what God wanted done and offered Him a "blank check". We're gonna hear his story and see how God used his life and will use ours if we'll only pray, Lord Use Me.
See You Sunday Friend!
PS- If you're interested in knowing more about the church stick around for our Brunch with Bunch, we'll have pizza & bread sticks. There will be someone to watch kiddo's. We'll be done by a bit after 12. Register here for brunch.
Also Sunday afternoon I'd invite you to join me for our membership class from 4-6pm. This is a two week class that explores what it means to be a member, answers your questions about church life and how the Lord can use you here at SB. click here to register.