Dear Glenstone Baptists,
PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL
To the Christian prayer is as essential to our spiritual life as breathing is to our physical life.
Therefore it is essential that we pray correctly, as taught by Jesus in the Gospels. He taught us that we pray to God the Father, in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and in the name of Jesus Christ. Praying in Jesus’ name is more than a mere addition to the end of our prayers. It means to pray in agreement with Him. Whenever we are in agreement with Jesus, we are, of course, in agreement with the Father and the Spirit. It acknowledges that Jesus is our one and only intercessor and advocate to God the Father. They, the Trinity, are always in perfect union, unity and agreement in all things. Whenever someone prays “in Your name,” the Father’s name, they are wandering away from the clear teaching of our Lord.
Please continue praying for our Transition Focus Team as we do the difficult task of leading Glenstone through these eight stages of transition. God has good things in store for our beloved church, and they will happen as we all pray fervently and faithfully. We, the TFT, do not know what the Father has in store for Glenstone; we are praying with you, expecting our Lord to lead us all together in His plan and direction. It is always a wonderful adventure to follow His wherever He leads. His plans are always far better than anything we could imagine. So we must “trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and He will direct our paths.”
Joyfully serving Him with you,
Brother Jim Wilcox