July Prayer Update
Obstacles: Obstacle Courses are a big thing right now. American Ninja Warrior has just kicked off its ninth season, and daytime television shows, youth and kids camps and other social events are all now trying to pull off their own versions of this famous televised competition. The adrenaline rush comes due to the number of upcoming, almost impossible obstacles that lie in the way of the competitors’ victory. The crowd cheers and gasps as each contestant grabs for ropes, jumps onto moving platforms and maneuvers through moving pathways DETERMINED to overcome each obstacle and ultimately WIN the prize!
Maybe you can identify with this scenario. Have you ever prayed and believed God for something important but then ran into problem after problem, obstacle after obstacle? I’ve even heard people say, “The more I pray, the worse it gets.” I think all of us have been there…
Know that the enemy is very experienced and is (unfortunately) good at constructing road blocks, distractions and, yes, even obstacles, to interrupt and try to stop God’s plans. Although God’s Word accomplishes what He sets it out to do (Isaiah 55:11), the age-old enemy will still do his best to frustrate and discourage God’s people from praying and accomplishing what God wants. (See the book of Nehemiah for a great story of victory over such tactics of the enemy.)
The good news is that we know God ultimately has all power and victory over the enemy, and the obstacles that he puts in place are overcome and destroyed when we pray and “speak to the mountains to be removed” (Mark 11:23). God wants to remove those obstacles from the paths He sets before us to tread upon. In fact, Ephesians 6 even gives us specific directives on how to combat such plans and overcome them!
At Timber Creek Church, God has given us a clear and concise vision of where we are called to go and what we are called to do. We will unceasingly create community destinations where anyone can find and follow Jesus! But like many of you, we too have to prayerfully deal with and pray against obstacles from the enemy.
As you pray with us this month over the following areas, please specifically pray that ALL OBSTACLES OF THE ENEMY BE COMPLETELY REMOVED from the paths God has placed before us. Remember to pray James 5:16 prayers, and know that when we do, God makes tremendous power available for the destruction and demolition of all of the enemy’s obstacles.
Here are the prayer focuses for this month. Please pray that God would remove all obstacles in the way of:
Also, please pray that our children and youth would have powerful encounters with God at camp this summer! Youth Camp is June 30-July 3. Kids Camps are July 17-20 ( 8 yrs–5th Grade) and July 20-22 (ages 5-7).
Please mark your calendar for our next Prayer Breakfast: July 29, 2017, from 9:00-10:30 AM in the Chapel!