(Romans 8:16-17 ESV)
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
(Romans 8:16-17 ESV)
Pray with Stan Dyer, Retired
Remember me in prayer as I continue in various areas of ministry in the community and my local church.
May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!
(Psalm 29:11 ESV)
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest
of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came
to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared
to him in flames of fire from within a bush. (Exodus 3:1–2)
The vision of the Angel of the Lord came to Moses while he
was involved in his everyday work. That is exactly where the
Lord delights in giving His revelations. He seeks a man traveling
an ordinary road, and “suddenly a light from heaven” (Acts
9:3) shines on him. And a “stairway resting on the earth” (Gen.
28:12) can reach from the marketplace to heaven, transforming
a life from one of drudgery to one of grace.
Beloved Father, help me to expect you as I travel the ordinary
road of life. I am not asking for sensational experiences.
Fellowship with me through my everyday work and service, and
be my companion when I take an ordinary journey. And let
my humble life be transformed by Your presence.
Some Christians think they must always be on the mountaintop
of extraordinary joy and revelation, but this is not God’s
way. Those high spiritual times and wonderful communication
with the unseen world are not promised to us, but a daily life of
communion with Him is. And it is enough for us, for He will
give us those times of exceptional revelation if it is the right thing
There were only three disciples allowed to see the Transfiguration,
and the same three also experienced the darkness of
Gethsemane. No one can stay on the mountaintop of favour forever,
for there are responsibilities in the valley. Christ fulfilled
His life’s work not in the glory but in the valley, and it was
there He was truly and completely the Messiah.
The value of the vision and the accompanying glory is its
gift of equipping us for service and endurance. selected
[Hezekiah prayed,] “O Lord our God, deliver us from [the enemy’s] hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. — 2 Kings 19:19, 2 Kings 19:35
As someone has said, “Prayer is the highest use to which speech can be put.”
But today we often regard prayer as merely an honored tradition or a polite formality. But prayer — sincere, believing prayer — is so much more.
Cover to cover, the Bible tells of people whose prayers were answered and who turned the tide of history as a result.
Hezekiah prayed, and God spared his nation when the Assyrians attacked. Elijah prayed, and God sent fire to confound the false prophets and consume the offering on the waterlogged altar. Elisha prayed, and the son of the Shunammite woman was raised from the dead. Jesus prayed, and Lazarus came forth from the tomb. Paul prayed, and new churches were born. The early church prayed, and Peter was delivered from prison.
We can change the course of events if we go to our knees in believing prayer.
Please pray for OMS Canada today.
Pray with Gord & Doreen Wallace, Northern Alberta
Peace River Bible Institute has their mission event Oct. 22-23 this year. Pray for us as we represent One Mission Society at this annual event. We have enjoyed getting to know the students and praying for them throughout the year. May the LORD use us to encourage them to check out OMS as a field of service.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
(2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have
a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human
hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1)
The owner of the house I have lived in for many years has notified
me that he will do little or nothing to keep it in repair. He
also advised me to be ready to move.
At first this was not very welcome news. In many respects
the surrounding area is quite pleasant, and if not for the evidence
of a somewhat declining condition, the house seems
rather nice. Yet a closer look reveals that even a light wind causes
it to shake and sway, and its foundation is not sufficient to
make it secure. Therefore I am getting ready to move.
As I consider the move, it is strange how quickly my interest
is transferred to my prospective new home in another country. I
have been consulting maps and studying accounts of its inhabitants.
And someone who has come from there to visit has told
me that it is beautiful beyond description and that language is
inadequate to fully describe what he heard while there. He said
that in order to make an investment there, he has suffered the
loss of everything he owned here, yet rejoices in what others
would call a sacrifice. Another person, whose love for me has
been proved by the greatest possible test, now lives there. He has
sent me several clusters of the most delicious grapes I have ever
eaten, and after tasting them everything here tastes very bland.
Several times I have gone to the edge of the river that forms
the boundary between here and there and have longed to be
with those singing praises to the King on the other side. Many
of my friends have moved across that river, but before leaving
here they spoke of my following them later. I have seen the smile
on their faces as they passed from my sight. So each time I am
asked to make some new investment here, I now respond, “I
am getting ready to move.” selected
The words of Jesus during His last days on earth vividly
express His desire to go “back to the Father” (John 16:28). We,
as His people, also have a vision of something far beyond the
difficulties and disappointments of this life and are traveling
toward fulfillment, completion, and an enriched life. We too
are going “to the Father. ”Much of our new home is still unclear
to us, but two things are certain. Our “Father’s house” (John
14:2) is our home. And it is in the presence of the Lord. As
believers,we know and understand that we are all travelers and
not permanent residents of this world. R.C. Gillie
Pray with Mark Kroes, Burlington Office
Please pray for the One Mission Society Canada Board meetings taking place October 22-23. Pray for divine direction for the ministry, for discernment in decision making and for God's glory to be displayed in all that is said and done.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
(Psalm 34:7 ESV)
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