30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 22

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Pray with Barry…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]So, Sunday we talked about the importance of making sure we are “feeding” on God’s Word. Today, join me in praying that as a congregation we become not just readers of God’s Word but students and doers of God’s Word.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner gap=”30″][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Check In” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 18

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Pray with Nate…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]

Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

~ Philippians 2:12-13 (NLT)

These are another couple of verses that have been on my mind for awhile. It’s a battle that happens on a regular basis to remember that God is working in me. Sometimes I can take salvation for granted, the fact that God went to such great lengths to make a relationship with Him possible. I don’t always remember how far He’s brought me. I don’t always remember what’s at stake when I sin.

Here Paul is trying to encourage us to show the world that salvation has results and that God is working in us. The salvation God extends to us came at the price of the life of His Son. Sin really made the cost high. But salvation through faith comes at a price too. We’ve been saved from sin, from our old way of living, from being stuck in a continuous cycle of making bad choices because Jesus took our punishment. He’s given us the opportunity to say “yes” to Him and “no” to sinning. Salvation should have visible results in the life of the Christian. …remember the cost…remember what’s at stake.

The neatest thing about this passage is the last sentence. God can give us the power AND even the desire to do what pleases Him. Honestly, I don’t ask for that power or desire enough. That’s what we should pray for every day!

Let’s pray together that God gives us the desire and power to do what pleases Him; that He will continue the good work He’s been doing in our lives; that we remember the cost for salvation and prove those results in the way we live.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner gap=”30″][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Check In” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 17

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Pray with Barry…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]

“Prayer must carry on our work as much as preaching; he preacheth not heartily to his people that will not pray for them.” — Richard Baxter.

I am always humbled and encouraged when someone lets me know they pray for me on a regular basis. So today I want to let you all know you are not only preached to but prayed for everyday![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner gap=”30″][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Check In” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 16

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Pray with Barry…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]No event in my experience has had more of an impact on the lives of teenagers than the Christ in Youth Conferences. Wether it’s a young persons initial commitment to Jesus, a deeper experience of what it means to be a Christian, lifelong friendships formed, or decisions to go into some form of full-time ministry. This week 22 of our teens and sponsors will be experiencing these things. Please make sure you are lifting them to God in your prayers![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner gap=”30″][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Check In” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 14

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]This truly has been helpful so we’d like to extend this opportunity to you again as we continue in our 30 Day Commitment.
[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Pray with Barry…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]So as I’ve tried to be more aware of not just “talking to” God but rather “paying attention” to God this last week, I set my watch to remind me periodically to stop for a moment and remember God’s presence. Inadvertently, I found a much more interesting and effective way to remind me of this.

Everyday we’ve been having people check in when they pray, and every time someone does, it’s set up to give me an email notification. So for the last week, 30-40 times a day, I get a little message on my watch and phone that pops up periodically that simply says, “I prayed.” What a great thing to be reminded of all day long! Not only that I should be stopping and paying attention to God, but that His family is doing the same thing all day long! It’s been an incredible encouragement for me.

So I want to give you the same opportunity to experience these reminders that God’s family is turning to Him all day long, and use it to remind each of us as individuals to make sure we are doing more than “talking to God” at various points of the day, but also that we are continually keeping our attention on Him. Pray without ceasing![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner gap=”30″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Sign Up For the Reminders” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you’d like to receive the emails that Barry’s been getting when someone prays and checks the box, add your email address to the list![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”211″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Check In” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

30 Day Commitment to Pray: Day 13

30 Day Commitment to Pray praying together Meridian Point Church

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1498063226239{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Weekend Reminder” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Today, as we meet with the church at Meridian Point, let’s focus our attention on God together as we worship Him and pray and listen to a message on Worship. Remember that He is with us, very close, and let’s take to Him our hearts and what’s on our minds. Let’s let God sit on His throne in our lives today (and every day). Spend some time in prayer thanking Him that He sent Jesus for us, to take our punishment, to set us free from sin so that we can have this relationship with God.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Check the box…” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][NEXForms id=”206″ ][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”PASSIONATE SPIRITUALITY SERIES” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fsermons%2Fseries%2Fpassionate-spirituality%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”VIEW ALL THE HOMEWORK” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2Fblog%2Fpassionate-spirituality-homework%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”JOIN THE COMMITMENT” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmeridianpoint.church%2F30-day-commitment-pray%2F|||” el_class=”button-text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]