THE DIRECTION OF PRAYER

Gospel Urgency
by Jay Shepherd

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:9-10 (HCSB)

You have an urgent message! When we get the notice that there is something urgent we must hear, sometimes our stomachs tighten up, we break out in a cold sweat and worry about what kind of news we are about to face. But, as it happens so much of the time, we hear the message, and our worries are unfounded.

Think about the Scripture for today. As Romans 10:9-10 reminds you of your responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus, the same results of an urgent message may come over you. There’s no need though. In Romans 12:12, God says to bring all things to Him in prayer. Why does He say that? Because as you pray, God infuses you with His power and strength to do as He asks. He’s not asking you to do anything without His power and direction.

Today, ask God to end your anxiety about sharing the Good News with others. Ask Him to give you the heart of one who loves Him so much that you are compelled to respond by letting others know what Jesus has done for you.

Prayer: Lord, today I need Your help. You alone know the direction for my life. Give me a heart that is ready to hear what You need me to do. Give me feet that are willing to go where You need me to go. Give me hands that are willing to serve others.

“The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.” -Lysa TerKeurst

Engage10K Request: Thank God for Jimmy Willett and Larry Wilson, who direct the Lead Gifts Team.