Sunday, January 15th, Peggy Price, our Worship Arts Pastor, released a prayer over us comprised of verses from Ephesians chapter 1. Every day, the leadership team of Heritage Fellowship has been praying these verses over the body corporately and the members individually. Join with us and pray this over our church and your family.
My heart is full of thanks to You, God, for our Heritage family, and I pray continually that You Father of Glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would unveil in them the riches of the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of revelation through the fullness of being one with Christ.
I pray that the light of You will illuminate the eyes of their imagination, flooding each one with light, until they experience the full revelation of our great hope of glory. We know that this is the reason You call them to Yourself. I pray that they explore and experience, for themselves, all the riches of this wealth that has been freely given to all His holy ones, for they are Your true inheritance!
My prayer for each one of the church family is that, every moment, they will experience the measureless power of You, God made available to them through faith. Then, their lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through them, and this will encourage fellow brothers and sisters, and draw our community to a knowledge of Him!
We declare that Jesus is exalted higher than all the thrones and principalities, above every ruler and authority, and above every realm of power there is. He is gloriously enthroned over every name that is ever praised, not only in this age, but in the age that is coming!
May we all discover more deeply that everything finds its essence in Jesus, and He alone is the Leader and Source of everything needed in the church. We declare that we, His church, are His body on the earth and the completion of Him that fills all things with His presence flowing through us!
Taken from Ephesians 1:15-23
1. Commit to be even more radical for Jesus.
Be radical regardless of the circumstaces in your life. God is good. He is sovereign and worthy of worship.
2. Kick it up a notch loving your family.
Husbands, loves your wives as Christ loved The Church; and wives honor and respect your husbands. Die to self and serve your marriage partner in love. Go to another level of biblically parenting your children. Do more to love your family well.
3. Do all you can do to be healthy: Diet, Rest, and Exercise.
Diet, rest and exercise is a triple braided cord for health. Start this year and make whatever commitments you need to make to walk in physical health. But, also walk in spiritual health. Diet, rest, and exercise in spiritual health. What diet are you eating? Are you resting in his presence? Are you exercising your faith? Let's grow in our physical health and let's grow in our spiritual health.
4. Work to get your financial picture in order.
Put your finances in a place of organization and simplicity. If you are the individual who handles the finances at home, is it such so that if you were incapacitated for a period of time, someone could step in very easy to take care of the finances?
5. Be careful not to judge.
Let's realize that everyone has a story, and you may not know their story. You may not be seeing accurately what needs to be seen, or seeing the total picture. Let's make it a priority to commit to honor and value one another. Be loving and caring. Don't be quick to judge.
6. Be more aware of how to bless people.
How does God want you to sow blessings into the lives of other people?
7. Be Intentional
Have inentionality; be deliberate, calculated and consious. Plan, study out, and be willful and purposeful. It's important to take on the character trait of intentionality, because God is an intentional God. God has been intentional with his grace and mercy. Let's live intentionally towards life, and the Lord, towards our families and towards others. Let's be intentional about building the Kingdom of God. Let's be intentional about our Goals.