[typography font="Cantarell" size="18" size_format="px"]And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt? - Matt. 14:29-31[/typography] [hr]
Greetings from the National Day of Prayer Task Force, we have been praying for you! Yes, you! If you are reading this message we have been praying for you. If you are one of the thousands of people that God has called to coordinate or attend a National Day of Prayer event on May 2, we have been praying for you. Our office has been in perpetual motion with phone calls, proclamations, reports and event postings in an effort to finalize all that needs to happen in the next two weeks. If you are planning a prayer event, we know that you are busy trying to promote and plan the final pieces. This last couple of weeks can be very stressful as prayer warriors across America battle to culminate and celebrate the year-round prayers lifted up on behalf of our nation. I pray that the following devotional encourages and energizes you as God equips and prepares us for the National Day of Prayer:
If you have ever had to put together a school play or musical, you know this is an incredible task. There are sets to build, costumes to sew, parts to assign, lighting, months of practice and dress rehearsals, before the curtain is raised for opening night. As the date for our school musical drew near, it seemed to the untrained eye that the choir would not be ready in time. But to our choir director, Karen, all was on track. Karen had been strongly encouraged by parents and administration to postpone the musical so that there could be more time to rehearse, but as the director, she calmly refused to postpone, insisting that she was confident in her scheduling.
Karen shared with me that the date was set so that the choir would know the words, know their parts, and know the songs well enough to get through the play as long as they kept their eyes on her. More practice might make them too self-confident and then they would not watch her for direction the night of the play. �
God, our Heavenly Conductor, has set the dates for every opportunity we are given to serve Him. Heaven eagerly awaits the chorus of prayers that will be lifted up on May 2nd. He has prepared us along the way for just the right day. We may think we are not ready; we are distracted by the winds of discouragement and waves of fear. We may even find ourselves begging for more time, more training, or more resources. Take courage! God always carries us to a specific place, for a specific service, fully equipped to do the job as long as we keep our eyes on Him.
Keep your eyes on Him and remember that He never takes His eyes off of you. If He called you to it, He will walk (on water) with you through it! To God be the Glory!