Living life connected to God is an individual decision and it involves the efforts and support of whole communities. If it takes a village to raise a kid, how much more does it take to raise and spread the concepts of living purposeful God-centered lives throughout the world? Paul, once again traveling, wrote his final letter to the Corinthians. He let them know how recent near-death experiences he and his team faced in Asia highlighted their need to rely on God and not on their own strength. He urged the Corinthian believers to be involved with his life and ministry by praying. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. Prayer – connection to God, is essential and can be experienced corporately when the Body of God lifts up the needs of the people of God. That way, everyone gets to celebrate God’s blessings as He provides.
I’m so thankful to so many people who, with the desire to know Him and make Him known, have faithfully helped us by praying to God for various needs. As I write this, Russell is leading a mission trip to Brazil. As you read this please take the time to thank God for lives that are changed by people who are willing to go and share His goodness. We all personally know people we can pray for as they serve God in various roles, seeking to expand His Kingdom. May we praise God for everyone who will be around His throne – answers to our collective prayers. God blesses our partnership in prayer, in more ways than we could ever understand.