A message from the Pastor


This week we enter the season of Lent. This is a season to deepen our devotion to God and to add a new discipline to our routine. Last week we challenged you to take our Breakthrough Prayer to a deeper level by giving you 5:17 Prayer Timers and asking you to spend 5 minutes and 17 seconds each day in prayer. We hope you are using those to intensify your prayer for breakthrough in your life and in our church.

Each week in Lent we want to share a “Timer Tip” from one of our members to encourage you in this Lenten Discipline. This week’s Timer Tip comes from one of our Lay Leaders, Michael Strickland:
 
Friends - After several weeks of praying the Breakthrough Prayer at least twice a day, and as we now move into a new phase of using the 5:17 minute prayer timer, I want to develop a more complete understanding of what this prayer can mean to me and the life of our church.  So, as I consider how to incorporate the 5:17 timer into this prayer innovation, I am moved to do the following.   
 
The Breakthrough Prayer comprises 5 sentences that begin:
 
1.  Almighty God, today breakthrough...
2.  Make us...
3.  Transform us...
4.  Show us...
5.  Give us....
 
I want to spend at least 1 minute each day more deeply meditating on each of those sentences and listening for God's voice and God's wisdom as to what each sentence means to me and New Creation today.  I believe this will result in a more personal attachment to these wonderful words and a path forward to service, whatever form that may take.  Only God knows what breakthroughs await!
 
May you have a great week as you decide how to use this with your timer for prayer!

Randy