WEEK 3 // GO
August 19th - 25th
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers, the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYER THOUGHT
Have you ever had an encounter that changed you? Maybe it was a conversation with someone that changed the way you thought about something or an experience that shifted the way you approach life. Think back, and reflect upon these moments in your life.
Our time in Isaiah 55 has given us a picture of this kind of encounter — a picture of what happens when someone encounters Yahweh God. It’s an unbelievable picture of love and mercy. God invites anyone who is thirsty to come and drink, without worrying about how they are going to pay for it. It’s an invitation to anyone who is not satisfied with the way life is going — an invitation to the broken.
When someone accepts this invitation and encounters the love of God — it forever changes them. They see God for who He really is… a kind, good, and loving Father. A Father that forgives like no-one else can, and makes a promise that no one else can.
This kind of encounter with God changes the way we live. It changes the way that we go. We now go with a purpose. We go into our neighborhoods, homes, workplaces, and campuses with a higher purpose than before life with God. But we don’t just go with a purpose — we go with His presence. It’s His presence that is always with us as we go. As you go about your day, are you going with His purpose and His presence?
THIS WEEK'S PRAYER POINTS
- God, will you remind me of my purpose this week?
- God, will you remind me of your presence this week?
- God, will you equip our church with everything we need to go?
- God, will you go before us?
- God, will you go out into this city and began preparing hearts?