Sunday, April 30, 2023

Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Scripture Insights

A critical objective of the Nazarene movement has always been the simplicity and spiritual power manifest in the New Testament church. This focus lies at the heart of our Half-Million Mobilization call to pray. We want to do exactly what we see the apostle Paul and the early church doing.

What did they do? They practiced prayer! In a Philippi prison, “about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them” (Acts 16:25). They understand that spending time with Jesus is the key.

As we spend time with Jesus in prayer, his will, his Spirit, his values, and his heart begin to seep into our hearts. We begin to realize that what he says about the spiritual realm really is true: “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). We are never alone (see Matthew 28:20). He is with us (see Matthew 18:20) and will give us what we need when we pray.

We can do all this through him who gives us strength!

Today’s Prayer

Lord, we seek the courage of Peter, John, and the early church. They were just ordinary people, but everyone who met them took note that they had been with you (Acts 4:13). Unite us in spending time with you (Luke 11:1).

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on mobilizing all Nazarenes in the church in Canada and the United States.

—Larry McKain
District Superintendent, Chicago Central

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