AUGUST 9, 2017
Good morning, church family!
Take some time right now to pray through the ACTS acronym.
Adoration ▪ Praise the LORD!
Confession ▪ Ask for His forgiveness.
Thanksgiving ▪ Count your blessings and name them.
Supplication ▪ ASK!
Revival: Oh Lord, revive Your people; bring a fresh fire and passion for You!
Be open to the Holy Spirit today to lead you in unexpected ways. Monday night my family and I ate dinner at a local favorite Austin dive—Torchy’s Tacos. I ordered the food and the lady behind the counter asked me how I was doing? I said great, and gave her $20 just to bless her and then invited her to GHBC. She responded with a big “wow, thanks!” There was a young pastor in line right behind me. He saw what I did and later told me that he, too, gave her a $20 tip! As he and I talked in the restaurant, he told me that he was a student pastor in Lakeway (Kyle is his name, friend of Patrick Donathan). He asked me to pray a prayer of blessing for him and his fiancé. I said sure and right before I was going to pray a lady interrupted us and said, “I am sorry to interrupt, but I heard you guys talking about God. I just moved from California and I need to find a church home. Can you guys help me?” Kyle and I said absolutely and we invited her to our churches. I then asked her to join our prayer time and she did. Right there in the middle of Torchy’s, we prayed!
During these 40 days of prayer and fasting, be open to God doing some wonderful and different things.
Thank you, church family, for your prayers! I love our church so much and while I am praying for many things during these 40 days, GHBC is at the very top. I am praying that God revives us and draws us close to Him, deepens our walk, and causes us to go live out and speak out the Gospel. Don’t be shy. Be bold. God just may use you in ways you cannot imagine!