We’re having a special guest leader at our prayer gathering tomorrow teaching on a new way for us as a church to consider prayer. Details are below.
Special night of “Listening Prayer” on Wednesday
This Wednesday night at 7:30pm we will be participating in listening prayer. Jake DeBruyn is one of the leaders at New Life Christian Reformed Church in Guelph and will lead us in a session of “Listening Prayer”. What is Listening Prayer? The basic concept is that if we practice some “listening prayer” before we start praying about something, then we can get a sense of how God wants us to pray (Rom. 8:26). Then, being lined up with God we can pray with greater confidence. Bring a pen, paper, and a Bible. We will also ensure that there is time to pray for specific requests you may have.
Oasis Camp Update
We’re less than two weeks out! The camp is now full and there is a waiting list. Please pray for the campers who will be joining us that they will be open to the message that they are priceless to God as well as praying for the leaders as they prepare.
For those who are interested in helping the preparations for camp, there will be a craft prep party on Saturday, July 24th from 8:30am-10:30am here at GBC. If you’re available, come out to help our station leader Krista Schito get ready for our afternoon station.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Feeling confused these days? Focus on the Lord
I know, its summer time, we want to relax, take it easy, not think to deep. But let’s be honest, these are confusing times, aren’t they? Things just don’t look like they used to and more and more it seems like that’s not going to change for some time still. Let’s remember though who wants to amplify confusion. Our enemy, the devil, is the author of confusion. He is a deceiver who seeks to bring confusion and lead many astray. He’s a liar and works hard to make us doubt God’s truth. From the beginning of time, he has lied and twisted God’s word to bring doubt and disbelief. The Bible tells us he seeks to lead the whole world astray. Jesus told us “…there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
How do we overcome the confusion the devil would seek to sow in our lives?
James 4 tells us: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The key to dealing with confusion in these confusing days is not to get caught up in media hype or social media musings but be submitted to God and stay connected to the Bible which is ‘sharper than a double-edged sword’ and will not only never lead us astray but will also help us cut through the fog of confusion.
In His grip,