Spiritual Life and prayer – Week of January 2nd

WEEK OF JANUARY 2

Life is Horizontal!  It is consumed with things, ideas, people, jobs, and events around us—including many things that swirl within us.  We tend to focus on that which engages our senses, whether it is touch, taste, sight, sound or smell.  This is natural.  This  is normal.

 

But in a real sense, the message of the Bible is LOOK UP!  There is something beyond the horzonital.  What you see around you may be good or bad, but that is not all there is.  Going vertical rescues our lives from self centeredness and terminal weariness.

 

If you are a follower of Christ, you have accepted Christ’s call to a vertical lifestyle.  We are to seek his kingdom and his righteousness.  We are commanded to fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)  A vertical focus, empowers and makes the horizontal work more effectively.  Going vertical is a Jesus focus.

 

In our 30 day all church prayer intative STARTING THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH, we are encouraging you to pick up a prayer journal, praying the word, these are five dollars each.  Everyone who wants to be a part of the journey needs their own journal.  This journal is filled with prayers that come straight from the Word.  You will not only find yourself praying at a  deeper level, but what you will be praying will take you into the word of God each day.

 

PLAN TO BE A PART OF THE JOURNEY STARTING THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH.