This week could be a great time for you to be intentional about praying for our current and future Elders. Consider one of the following ways you can make this a priority for you and your family:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with god, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)
Here John points out 3 important aspects concerning the Word. The Greek word here is Logos. To the Greeks, this word represented an impersonable force that is responsible for wisdom and knowledge and all of creation. John personifies Logos. He points out that Logos is now personable in every way. My challenge to you to today is to call upon the personable presence of the Logos. Call upon His wisdom and knowledge as you spend time praying for our elder selection process. This is a very important time here at Central and would love for each of you to be intentional in your efforts as you take part in this process.
It was common knowledge among the disciples that they would find Jesus praying during the early morning hours. When they needed Him, they knew where to go. Every time the Lord Jesus was faced with an important decision, He prayed. When He was tempted to do things by the world’s methods instead of His Father’s, He prayed (Matthew 4). When it was time choose His disciples, He prayed an entire night (Luke 6:12). So with that said, the leadership of Central Church of Christ would like to encourage you to spend some quality time in prayer reflecting upon this season of change within our group of Shepherds.
Questions and thoughts to ponder as you do this?
Please be in prayer for those men whose names have been written down and will be written down as suggestions for future Shepherds.
Let me encourage to read Galatians 5:16-23 as you spend time reflecting and praying about this important decision for Central.
As you have heard, John Havard and Larry Bonner will be stepping down in the coming months due to moving their family to new towns. These moves will happen in the next several months (by the end of the year). For this reason, we are looking to a few men of the congregation to step up and fill these eldership/shepherding roles.
We encourage each of you to be in prayer over this situation. Be in prayer over the two men that are making changes in their lives, and be in prayer over the men that will be stepping in to those roles. Be in prayer over the leadership, as a whole, as they lead this congregation on our spiritual journey to live out God’s calling to each of us, and to live out our vision here at Central.
Keep these verses in mind as you continue praying over this process:
As you are spending time in prayer keep these following thoughts and devotionals in mind to help encourage your time of prayer: