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Praying to be focused and fruitful

March 07, 2024

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. -Colossians 3:1-4

“My spiritual life felt idle.” That’s the beginning of a phone call we received from Serena in Gabon. Here’s more of her story.

“I’m 45 now and gave my life to Christ in June of 2012. At first, I was zealous, constantly seeking ways to serve the Lord and fellowship with other Christians. But recently things changed. My daily tasks became my focus, and I had no goals in my life. I questioned myself and realized I’d only read the Bible superficially and I felt the desire to do a real Bible study. That’s when I found you. I’m beginning to learn that without studying and meditating on the Word of God, I’ll never grow up. I won’t be a mature Christian and I won’t be fulfilled. Please pray I make it through the entire Bible with you. I want to keep my spiritual life focused and fruitful.”

That’s a great request. As we pray for Serena to keep her mind on things above, let’s include all our fellow passengers on the Bible Bus. Here are a few prompts to get us started:

  • Ask God to give us single-minded focus on Him and His will for our lives.
  • Pray He helps us set aside anything that distracts us from our relationship with Him.
  • As we study His Word, ask Him to give us wisdom and discernment to follow Him in all we do.
  • Pray He helps us persevere when we feel like giving up.
  • Pray He gives us opportunity to share Him with others.

It’s a privilege to pray alongside you. Join us tomorrow in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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