As Easter approaches, I’ve been meditating on these words from our pastor, Mike Glenn: Our friends, neighbors, and co-workers are asking questions that only Jesus can answer; when you go home, go to the end of your driveway and pray for every house in your neighborhood that the Lord will send a revival and that it starts at your driveway.
Jesus has risen, liberating us from the bondage of sin and the fear of death. As believers, we ought to be the most free and fearless people in the world since our Lord has already secured the victory! Yet, so many of those yet to believe in our lives are trapped and fearful; they are lonely.
You cannot love them or save them on your own (John 15.8) but the Spirit can empower you with a heart for the lost and searching in your neighborhood and support you in conversations with them. Join Jesus in John 17.20ff. in praying for those the Spirit has called you to have Gospel Conversations with.
Because where you live is no accident but part of God’s plan, YOU begin praying for them now and challenge YOUR GROUP to begin praying for them now:
- Pray for neighbors BY NAME as you get your mail, as you mow your yard, as you walk your streets . . .
- Pray for opportunity to have conversations with them BY NAME
- Pray for and plan a meal/cookout in June with them BY NAME