Day 13: Thursday 26th March pray for Newday and Devoted.
(By Geoff Shanks)
Over the last few years Newday & Devoted have been fantastic!
The experiences of our Youth at Newday have inspired them, and all of us, as we have seen them grow in their faith and gifting.
The same can be said about our Fellowship, as a whole, after our experiences at Devoted. As I write this, one or both, of these precious events could be cancelled due to the current Coronavirus outbreak.
So where do we look for answers and reassurance?
Isaiah 55 v8-10
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
Will Newday and Devoted happen this year? Honestly, I don’t know.
But I do know that God is sovereign. As there is a purpose for snow and rain, here is a purpose for all things.
So if Newday & Devoted happen, be blessed. f they don’t, also, be blessed! Because God loves you!
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Stephen Norcross is an elder, married to Lisa and living in Blackburn. Stephen works full time for Community Church Blackburn. Stephen studied music at university and uses his musical gifts leading worship. He also has a passion for bible teaching.