Prayer Request for 1 day out – My walk with Christ – I think the biggest prayer I have, beyond seeing fruit, learning the language, the big transition, the unpacking of the large vision God has placed on my heart and seeing it come to fruition, and seeing men become disciples to pour into, is my walk with the Lord. The reason is because everything, EVERYTHING, flows out of my personal walk with God. My anthem as of late is from Psalm 63:3;
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you. (Psalm 63:3)
If you read my prayer letters, you will remember what I said in my most recent prayer letter about this verse and how it is being used to help me press through fears that life brings. In short, my anthem is The love of the Lord is better than ____________________ (fill in the blank with whatever)! This is true. Hands down no questions asked; I would choose the love of the Lord over a kicking ministry in Prague, a beautiful godly wife, great kids, the most amazing Mac, or whatever. Please pray that this anthem would become more and more ingrained into my soul!
There is today’s countdown prayer. Now? Nap. I preached all three services and Immanuel Lutheran (Thank you Immanuel for a blessed morning!) in Lake Geneva today and I’m wiped. So a nap, then packing, then dinner with the fam, then more sleep, then tomorrow comes, then finish any last minute packing, then to O’hare and then I GET TO GO HOME!