Pastor Cheek wrapped up the message series "Teach us to PRAY' this weekend, with a focus on intercession- intense intercession. How many times have we all, at one time or another, told someone we would pray for them, only to go on our way and never give it another thought. We should give others the same attentive prayer that we would want them to give us if we were in their same dire situation. Pastor gave several pertinent examples of how prayer can accomplish the miraculous, when we pray the way Jesus teaches us to... with belief and trust, without doubting... breaking the habit of waiting till the situation becomes catastrophic before we cry out to God in intense prayer/intercession. Prayer is so much more powerful a weapon than we, the church, realizes or believes. Our lives and situations, the ones of those we love, those in our churches, and in our communities, would become transformed by the mighty hand of God, and the miraculous would become a regular occurrence, if we would start praying like we truly believe that. Now THAT'S a "new normal" we could all use!
This has been a life-changing series. The atmosphere around CFWC has changed, and is still changing, as God is working tremendously in our church, intensifying our love for him and for each other, intensifying our faith, commitment, spiritual growth, and expectation. It is clearly evident that He has heard, and responded, when the CFWC family called out to Him "LORD, teach us to pray!"
Be sure to regularly check your church bulletins and pay attention to the announcement videos- the busy Summer activities are mostly behind us, and we are in the middle of a few weeks of 'down-time' right now, as we catch our breath before the very busy Fall and Holiday season begins.
Be blessed everyone, and we hope to see you next week!