Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stay the Course!

I've been inquiring of the Lord the orders for the day.  One of several things He has placed on my heart is "STAY THE COURSE."  We are obviously in times of testing, transition and struggle.  The drought (though we have witnessed rain in portions of Texas) is still strongly embedded.  Our economy is in shambles.  Natural disasters - earthquakes and hurricanes have center stage. The political arena is intensifying.  What would you have us do, Lord? 


I revisited our vision statement for the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network.  It states: "TXAPN desires to see the redemptive gifts and anointings of the State of Texas flow freely. We desire the people, the history, the culture, and the destiny of the State of Texas to be transformed as the Lord is enthroned in our midst. TXAPN is a statewide and regionwide network of intercessors committed to this call!"

The last statement is the most profound.  We are a network of intercessors committed to pray for Texas and the Nation.  We are called to pray!  And we pray that the redemptive gifts and anointing of Texas is released.  What does that mean?

Luke, in the book of Acts writes: "God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being..." (Acts 17:24-28a).

Believe it or not, God determined the boundaries and destiny of Texas and all of its citizens. (And by the way, it reads "every nation of men"). And He did it in order to for people to seek Him and to be embraced with His love, mercy, righteousness, joy, salvation and grace.  God loves Texas.  He desires Texas to be a blessing to the nation and nations. He is our gracious and merciful Lord, Savior and King.  When He is seated on His throne (enthroned) over us, we experience all those above mentioned attributes.

Reign over us, Lord.  Show Your mercy.  Reveal Your truth and righteousness.  Overcome evil with Your goodness.  We will persevere in prayer.  We will walk out our prayers as representatives of Your love and grace.  WE WILL STAY THE COURSE!
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