Being Fully Convinced
Some like to worship on Sunday, others choose a different day to praise God, while some prefer to regard every day alike. There are other controversial issues like celebrating Christmas and Easter, entering a public house, drinking beer, swimming in a swimming pool, avoiding meat or the eating of meat, playing cards or watching TV, dancing or attending a concert. These are a few of the issues that have divided us unnecessarily.
It is ironic that foolish divisions and judgmental condemnation have often resulted from our freedom in Christ, but we also have a responsibility towards each other - especially those that are weaker in their faith. We should be sure our liberty does not cause them to stumble and we should be careful that we do not allow our liberty to stray into legalism and condemnation of those who make different choices.
May we rejoice in the liberty we have in Christ while learning to be considerate towards the need and sensitivities of others. May we recognize that there are actions and behaviors that may be OK for us while they are not for others. May we respect the choices and decisions of others who lack the freedom we enjoy in our Christian lives and be careful not to judge others who, for some reason, are less emancipated in their faith.
One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the freedom we have in Christ... that we are not under the restrictions of the Law but under the freedom of grace. We pray that we would make the choices in our lives that honor You in all we do. Help us to be mindful of the needs of others who may be weaker in the faith or do not enjoy the breadth of liberty we have in Him. Give us a sensitive spirit to the needs of others and keep us from any criticism of believers who make different choices in the non-essentials of the Christian faith. Keep us low at the Cross and broken before You for His name's sake. In Jesus' name we pray, AMEN.
We are a growing group of people praying daily for and with others. We were led to start an online ministry to deliver what is needed more now than ever, a place where you can go to easily to submit a prayer request or requests involving others to pray for your needs. The Power of Prayer. Matthew 18:20- For where two or more come together in my name, there I am among them. You are never alone in prayer. The Power Of Numbers Praying.
We ask you to pray for this ministry, for its success in helping others in need of prayer.
2 Corinthians 2:17
"Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God."