Identify your mission. Pick your target. Nail the objective.

Peer pressure is a funny thing.  Mostly, it snares those of us who are people pleasers.  We tend to be manipulated into doing things we really don’t want to do, just because we don’t want to make a scene and want everyone to be happy.  

Jesus encountered peer pressure.  “Everyone is looking for you.”  That is a pretty strong statement.  My natural response would be to go back and try to help those looking for me.  Notice what Jesus did?  He kept going the direction He started out and didn’t let peer pressure interfere with His objectives.  

This is a good model for us.  Check with Jesus.  Pick your objective.  Don’t let others deter you from the task at hand.  Now go walk with Jesus today.  He likes the company.  

“Simon and those who were with him followed after him; and they found him, and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.”  He said to them, “Let’s go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason.””~Mark

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The death of a church and the birth of a vision…

Many are saying God meant the church to be organic. It seems reasonable to me. God breathes life into it. It is birthed. It is fed. It grows. It is healthy if God has His way. But the question comes to mind, can the church die? If so, what might be the quickest way to kill a church?

I am praying that God will breath life into Fresh Connections. At the same time, I am asking God to kill the vision if it is not from Him. I’m trusting He will do one or the other. Am OK if He thinks of a third choice. I just don’t want to waste time doing something that He didn’t plan. Does that make sense?

As you read this and the stats say hundreds of you will, please pray for the birth of Fresh Connections. Pray that God will breath life into the vision. Pray for resources for Fresh Connections. Pray for the people of Fresh Connections. Pray that Fresh Connections will be a faith builder for all. Pray about what part you might play.

Then if God is not in Fresh Connections, pray the vision will die.

From my friend in Sweden: Frid Broden or Peace Brother…
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What does your earnest prayer sound like?

When I slow down and earnestly desire for God to act on my life, my prayer goes something like this…

In the name of Jesus and with the authority of my name having been written in His blood at the base of the cross, by the all encompassing power of the Holy Spirit and totally engulfed by His love, I humbly fall on my face before your throne of grace and ask that you God might (fill in request here).  

I follow up with God, I'm not smart enough to know if this fits within your design for abundance in my life.  If it is all the same to you, I'd really like for you to act on this request.  But if you have something better planned, I'm ok with that.  I anxiously wait to see you work the perfection of your will and purpose in my life.  Thank you, Jesus.

Then I wait with an expectatious spirit…

Paul said it like this: "I have one request, dear friends: Pray for me. Pray strenuously with and for me—to God the Father, through the power of our Master Jesus, through the love of the Spirit—that I will be delivered from the lions' den of unbelievers in Judea. Pray also that my relief offering to the Jerusalem believers will be accepted in the spirit in which it is given. Then, God willing, I'll be on my way to you with a light and eager heart, looking forward to being refreshed by your company. God's peace be with all of you. Oh, yes!"

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