Uprising_December #2

December 18, 2019
Posted in The Uprising

Uprising_December #2

Thoughts from Pastor Lorne
Thanks for doing our curated prayer time.This edition of our UPRISING Update will include a note from one of our groups that have formed to meet & prayer regularly.

What a perfect season for us to include an action to love our city at one of our services this Christmas.
“Love Calgary” has emerged as an initiative from these prayer times. Thank you for your focus of prayer for Gods heart for our city & our response to reach it.
We know these are strategic times in the future of our church and city.

Sunday December 29 service will be a look back on 2019. Great time to reflect and be thankful for what the Lord has done. THEN with clean hands and pure heart we approach 2020.

The year of Renewed Sight.
Ps Lorne

When Ps Lorne asked the church to get together with someone to pray for our city, we chose to get together as a group once a month.
We have only gotten together a couple of times and during those meetings God has brought some very interesting things to our attention. We were seeking wisdom from God of the atmosphere and the culture in our city Calgary.
These were some of the things that have come to our attention:
People desire a quick fix, have a limited attention span and seek to be entertained.
People find it difficult to be vulnerable and are unable to give genuine contact, many have a lack of respect for those around them.
When help is needed the internet is becoming the one to give the answers.
Fear is dominating people’s lives.
Our prayer was for: God’s presence to expel the FEAR. In His presence fear
cannot exist. We repented for fear that holds us back, negativity, strongholds, and being distracted in many other ways.
God’s heart is that no one would perish but all would experience the “Light” Him.
We are the light, we carry Christ.
John 8:12 (NIV) Jesus said: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life.
Matt 5:14-16 (NIV)
You are the light of the world, a city built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on it’s stand & it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light so shine before others that they may see your good deed & glorify your
Father in heaven.
It is such a privilege to join together and seek our Father’s heart for our City Calgary.