Happy Friday and Greetings on this lovely day. I pray your week has been a great one. We started a little rough with the torrential rains, but we made it to another gorgeous sunny day in beautiful Southern California.
I have been praying for you. You may not have asked for prayers, but I pray for you anyway. Praying over this organization and the people I am responsible for leading is biblical. Most times, we hear the part of the scripture that says we are to pray for our leaders. I do that also, but leaders must pray for ALL the people they serve. For example, in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, we are told this: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
I recommend showing grace to each other because we never know what people are going through. That’s why prayer is essential. As the leader of LSSSC, I believe praying helps me to tune into God. When I pray for you, I pray for myself—that my decisions are the right ones. So, I will ask of you today that as I pray for you, please pray for each other, even the ones who give you problems. The Bible commands us to pray for each other. In one place (James 5:16), the Bible tells us that not praying for others, or in my words, holding grudges can affect healing in our own lives. That healing may be physical, but it could also be mental, emotional, and especially spiritual.
I pray you have an enjoyable weekend. God bless you as you enter it. Here’s a song that I hope will uplift you and help you find joy and peace in Praise!