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  1. Howdy! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask.

    Does building a well-established blog such as yours take a large
    amount of work? I am brand new to blogging but I do write in my diary every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily
    share my experience and views online. Please let me know if
    you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Thankyou!

  2. Finally watched the Ben Stuart sermon Lisa recommended. and indeed it is hugely encouraging! Hope lots of us watch it! Thank you Lisa!

  3. I was thinking of this comment for day 4 of week 12 re the first dash under Worship “Expanded Bible reading in the service”.
    I used to find in days past that the “call to worship” helped me focus my mind on God and worshiping Him as the service began. It was usually a few uplifting verses from a Psalm. Examples below.
    Ps 84. 1, 2, 4 – How lovely is your dwelling place…..
    Ps 95. 1-3 – Oh come, let us sing to the Lord…….
    Ps. 96. 2-4a – Sing to the Lord, bless His name……
    Ps. 100. 2, 4, 5 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! ……..
    Is. 40.31 – They who wait upon the Lord……
    etc.

  4. At church yesterday, we discussed the Idea of creating an atmosphere to allow for fellowship and sharing.
    I have an idea!
    Because we are small in numbers, I was thinking of how we could incorporate all generations, use our creativity, our spiritual gifts and talents and be able to work together toward a project. (This would be based off the “Encouragement bags” idea from Mill Crossing. We could adapt this idea to spread some encouragement in our community too!)
    I’ll share my thoughts with Pastor Jeff and the elders first and see how it evolves with more brainstorming.
    To be continued!…….

  5. At church yesterday, we discussed the Idea of creating an atmosphere to allow for fellowship and sharing.
    I have an idea!
    Because we are small in numbers, I was thinking of how we could incorporate all generations, use our creativity, our spiritual gifts and talents and be able to work together toward a project. (This would be based off the “Encouragement bags” idea from Mill Crossing. We could adapt this idea to spread some encouragement in our community too!)
    I’ll share my thoughts with Pastor Jeff and the elders first and see how it evolves with more brainstorming.
    To be continued!…….

  6. Today’s devotional asks us to thank those who have used their gifts to bless us throughout our lifetime.
    When I used to live near Cambridge, my pastor from Mill Crossing Church was a mentor to me for over 15 years!
    I was so immature in my faith when we first met and yet she took the time to nurture and encourage me along my journey – her patience was unwavering.
    God placed her in my life to bring me to a new depth of spiritual maturity. I still have much to learn, but I am so grateful for her faithfulness in sharing God’s truth in love. There were many difficult truths I needed to face about my past ways of thinking and she took the risk of confronting them in a gentle yet bold manner because she cared deeply about my spiritual wellbeing. You are a true friend, Elizabeth. May God continue to use you to speak into the lives of others who need to grow their roots deeper in Christ.

  7. When we have the privilege of coming along side someone in their deepest need; when we are willing to step out completely in faith and give of ourselves wholeheartedly, it releases the power of God to move into action on our behalf. And that result is so much greater and more amazing than what we could have ever offered in the first place. He ends up meeting what our hearts truly need – a connection with eachother that surpasses anything we could have imagined!
    God continues to deepen my faith. This time through the journey of another.

  8. These comments are in response to Week 6 Day 6
    -The most productive way to learn and apply scripture for me has been in the small group setting. So I am keen on seeing that method expand to include a midweek opportunity.At this time I am thinking we could begin with a very small group including some now in hard places who could be encouraged as appropriate scriptures are studied together in a comfortable setting.
    – Our care ministry seems to be flourishing well already. Perhaps each of us just has to be alert to listen for any new needs arising outside as well as inside our circle and to report them for prayer and consideration of tangible help.
    – Perhaps Jeff could have a small team around him who could take a turn sometimes and perhaps present is in his her own unique way. Jeff as our shepherd would still have oversight of that but he might welcome the assistance.
    – I wonder what they prayed for in Acts 42 times? Was it mainly about the spreading the gospel and protection for those who involved with taking into hostile places? There is endless fodder for prayer so don’t know what to say here. I do love the prayer “thy will be done” for any situation. we need to remember to pray for our fellow churches, missionaries, leaders – church and secular, our country and the world. etc, etc, etc.

  9. https://youtu.be/WwSlKGcMPoA
    I heard this song on the radio today. It’s called “The truth I’m standing on” by Leanne Crawford.
    When there are no words to describe what we are going through, I pray that we still choose to focus on God’s promises in the midst of it all.

  10. It would be so easy for any of us to slip away from the church body in this time of Covid. We have been so isolated and those of us who tend to be introverted are comfortable in our isolation. The walls of our home have been a place of solace for months on end. For a period of time this is ok, however as God said about Adam in the garden “it is not good for man to be alone”. We were meant to live in community and to share our experiences with others to encourage, comfort and uplift those in the body of Christ and those not yet in the body.
    I may have said this before, but I can’t stress it enough, I am so thankful for the community of faith because they helped and encouraged me in my time of need.
    In turn, I can now help others who may feel alone and weary by telling them of the Hope they have in Jesus Christ!!!!

  11. I am reading the book “The Holy Spirit” by Billy Graham. Here is one small section that has stood out to me.
    “So through the Bible the Holy Spirit not only gives us doctrinal and historical truth; He also uses it as the vehicle for speaking to our hearts. This is why I constantly urge people to study the Scriptures – whether they fully understand what they are reading or not. The reading of Scriptures itself enables the Holy Spirit to enlighten us and to do His work in us. While we read the Word, it’s message saturates our hearts, whether we are conscious of what is happening or not. The Word with all its mysterious power touches our lives and gives us it’s power.”
    I love this, because there are many times when I don’t understand what the Bible is saying. This gives me hope and encouragement to not give up on reading and studying the scriptures, because the Holy Spirit will teach me and change me even when I lack understanding! Thank you Holy Spirit!!!!!

  12. At the beginning of this new year, the Lord gave me a Word for this season of my life. It is to “Wait on the Lord”.
    Today’s devotional has confirmed that I need to continue to trust in Him for the next steps and not try to make things happen on my own.
    I am excited and expectant for God to direct me in the path He wants for me!
    It’s not an easy thing for me to do since I really like having a plan in advance, but He has been teaching me that as I do wait on Him, He will guide.
    As I remember how he provided a home for me right next door to mom and dad, I can trust Him for my future plans.
    “I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

  13. https://youtu.be/zx2nv4QFrUI
    Just wanted to share this sermon by Pastor Ben Stuart at Passion City Church in DC.
    It is in line with the other sermon by Steven Furtick.

    We are in a spiritual battle and we need a strategy. Thank the Lord that He has one and that He has already won!
    “We are not feed from the fight, we are freed for the fight” Ben Stuart

  14. https://youtu.be/lKw6uqtGFfo
    Who You Say I Am by Hillsong

    When we know who we are in Christ and how uniquely He made us, we don’t have to compare ourselves to anyone else. The enemy will try to make us feel inferior to others by feeding us the lie that we don’t measure up.
    I don’t have to be imprisoned by those thoughts any more! When I read the Truth of who God says I am, it sets me free!
    Psalms 139:13-18
    Ephesians 1:4

  15. https://youtu.be/38oNnzGNqFA
    This song is called “Joy” by for King and Country
    Very much in line with today’s daily devotional
    By choosing to remember how the Lord has saved us, we really can “choose Joy” (as the song states)
    In the past two weeks God is definitely bringing to mind how far He has brought me in such a short period of time. It makes me well up inside with gratitude and joy!

  16. When my world crumbled around me, my Pastors from Mill Crossing Church said: “maintain your integrity”. In the days that followed, there were so many decisions I had to make that would test me to see if I would follow their Godly advice or not.
    I’m so thankful that the Lord gave me the strength to choose integrity because it has given Him the Glory for all He has done for me.
    As I look back, I know God orchestrated all of the events, even in the years before the separation, that led to where I am now. As I continue to look to Him, I eagerly await the direction He will guide me into.

    1. Thank you for sharing this. I do love how God brings us to a newer place of His life.
      I, too, look to Him for direction and my future.

  17. “Daughter Zion” or “Daughter of Zion”

    I did a bit of online research to try to understand the meaning of the terms “Daughter Zion” or “Daughter of Zion”. I would like to make it clear that I take no credit and have used a combination of ideas from people much wiser then I. I was going to refernce those I read from but with my scrambled brain I can no longer find the articles that I read and want to share this before it leaves my mind 🙂

    Depending on context, either Jerusalam or Israel (the people of Israel). If you think about it, God married Israel on Mount Sinai. And out of the marriage came Jersulam, the center where He dwelt and the heart of God himself. The people, by extension, became the daughter from this marriage.

    From this, we can consider oursleves now daughters of Zion. Under the old covenant the people of Isreal where the daughters of Zion. When Christ died for us there became a new convent and we who believe became the Daughters of Zion. Try inserting thought  this into your old testimate reading for context into your walk today!

    Hope this helps,
    Rob

    1. Sorry guys, a couple of typos above that I noticed after I submitted. You should still get the idea of what I am trying to say I hope. 🙂

    1. It was lovely to meet with you all this morning, and share our hearts. And to praise and pray corporately.
      I want to share something that came to me after this morning’s Psalm 9 reading, and as I was walking Emma.

      I praise You and thank You
      For You are so good
      Your plan is unfolding
      For me as it should
      You tell us to praise You
      For You know what is best
      In our choice to obey You
      We find true freedom and rest

      Blessings

  18. I continuously thank the Lord for my family at Hope Church. When I came to live with my parents in May of 2018, the people of Hope surrounded me like the “wall of protection” Jeff described in today’s devotional.
    I was so broken and vulnerable. God knew I needed His body of believers to shield me as we walked together through the valley I was facing. God’s grace and truth were spoken into my life and I began to heal. It’s truly amazing how far God has brought me!
    It was my faith in Jesus that carried me through the most difficult time in my life.
    As I remember how the Lord protected me in the past, I know He will continue to give me strength for the future battles.
    I am now a part of that wall of shields and I join in prayer for those who find themselves in times of great challenges.

    Below is a song by For King and Country called “Fight on, Fighter”
    https://youtu.be/RLk66XHE3ak

    1. Earlier this week I heard Charles Stanley speak on the purpose of us and the church. It is to glorify God. Good food for thought. As we seek Him during these 100 days…..
      I heard this for the first time yesterday…….
      https://youtu.be/sDGwCmZE-n8
      His ways are better than mine.

  19. I am so thankful to the Lord for His grace and mercy toward me.
    When I was a teen and into my young adult years there were so many choices I made that were not pleasing to God. I distanced myself from Him, but he never left me. When I finally turned back to Him in my early thirties and surrendered my entire life, it was then the healing could begin and restoration and redemption took place.
    It has been a long journey, but because of His forgiveness toward me, I am able to extend the same to others.
    Today’s devotional was a great reminder that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    1 John 1:9

  20. Just wanted to comment on yesterday’s devotional.
    The resource link was really helpful to me on the kind of rest that the Bible is talking about. Not just napping, but actually have spiritual rest. I have to thank the Lord that he has brought me to that place after 3 1/2 years since my separation and divorce. There had been so much confusion, stress and spiritual battles happening that I now am completely free from! God is so amazing and he has truly given me a place of rest!

  21. I did write this one with some suggestions from Carol. There’s a song by For King and Country that speaks about leaving the past behind. It’s called Burn the Ships.
    I sent it to Jeff to put on the site.

  22. I relate to today’s reading, January 2, 2022 .
    I, too, have struggled with fear and insecurity. This devotion is a good reminder of the truth of things. I’m thinking Lisa wrote this one. Well done! Thank you.

  23. Got started today. The short daily readings I do are never enough to result in my spiritual growth. Historically I grow best through tough times and during periods of weekly study and discussion groups. Grew most when involved in leadership as we leaders met every week and scoured the scriptures for the answers to the questions our women would be asked later in the week. The answers were never to be ours but rather to be truth from the Word. We had to be prepared to direct them to what the Bible said about whatever question we were addressing. Hence – lots of work and time in preparation – and spiritual growth for all of we leaders.
    So for a future that includes spiritual growth I need some sort of “push” so that is a top priority and not second to appealing tasks which has been the case for too long! This 100 days could be the beginning of the needed push!

    1. Thank you for sharing our heart Carol. I, too, find it a challenge to carve out time for reflection and study in a day. So many pulls……
      Let us pray for one another, for the Lord to enable us to get there.
      I read yesterday, that I am to not dwell on the past…..to forget the former things…..
      That the Lord is doing a new thing! Isaiah 43:18-19
      I will pray this for our church family as well.

  24. Hi Hope Fellowship,
    Thanks for committing to these next 100 Days of Prayer. If you want to start a conversation around any of the daily prayer posts or have encouragement, prayer requests or answers to prayer (you get the idea), please feel free to leave comments.
    In Christ,
    Jeff

    1. Thank you for this. I think it will help us connect with each other as we journey this prayer commitment.

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48 thoughts on “100 Days of Prayer Comment Page”

  1. Howdy! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask.

    Does building a well-established blog such as yours take a large
    amount of work? I am brand new to blogging but I do write in my diary every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily
    share my experience and views online. Please let me know if
    you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Thankyou!

  2. Finally watched the Ben Stuart sermon Lisa recommended. and indeed it is hugely encouraging! Hope lots of us watch it! Thank you Lisa!

  3. I was thinking of this comment for day 4 of week 12 re the first dash under Worship “Expanded Bible reading in the service”.
    I used to find in days past that the “call to worship” helped me focus my mind on God and worshiping Him as the service began. It was usually a few uplifting verses from a Psalm. Examples below.
    Ps 84. 1, 2, 4 – How lovely is your dwelling place…..
    Ps 95. 1-3 – Oh come, let us sing to the Lord…….
    Ps. 96. 2-4a – Sing to the Lord, bless His name……
    Ps. 100. 2, 4, 5 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! ……..
    Is. 40.31 – They who wait upon the Lord……
    etc.

  4. At church yesterday, we discussed the Idea of creating an atmosphere to allow for fellowship and sharing.
    I have an idea!
    Because we are small in numbers, I was thinking of how we could incorporate all generations, use our creativity, our spiritual gifts and talents and be able to work together toward a project. (This would be based off the “Encouragement bags” idea from Mill Crossing. We could adapt this idea to spread some encouragement in our community too!)
    I’ll share my thoughts with Pastor Jeff and the elders first and see how it evolves with more brainstorming.
    To be continued!…….

  5. At church yesterday, we discussed the Idea of creating an atmosphere to allow for fellowship and sharing.
    I have an idea!
    Because we are small in numbers, I was thinking of how we could incorporate all generations, use our creativity, our spiritual gifts and talents and be able to work together toward a project. (This would be based off the “Encouragement bags” idea from Mill Crossing. We could adapt this idea to spread some encouragement in our community too!)
    I’ll share my thoughts with Pastor Jeff and the elders first and see how it evolves with more brainstorming.
    To be continued!…….

  6. Today’s devotional asks us to thank those who have used their gifts to bless us throughout our lifetime.
    When I used to live near Cambridge, my pastor from Mill Crossing Church was a mentor to me for over 15 years!
    I was so immature in my faith when we first met and yet she took the time to nurture and encourage me along my journey – her patience was unwavering.
    God placed her in my life to bring me to a new depth of spiritual maturity. I still have much to learn, but I am so grateful for her faithfulness in sharing God’s truth in love. There were many difficult truths I needed to face about my past ways of thinking and she took the risk of confronting them in a gentle yet bold manner because she cared deeply about my spiritual wellbeing. You are a true friend, Elizabeth. May God continue to use you to speak into the lives of others who need to grow their roots deeper in Christ.

  7. When we have the privilege of coming along side someone in their deepest need; when we are willing to step out completely in faith and give of ourselves wholeheartedly, it releases the power of God to move into action on our behalf. And that result is so much greater and more amazing than what we could have ever offered in the first place. He ends up meeting what our hearts truly need – a connection with eachother that surpasses anything we could have imagined!
    God continues to deepen my faith. This time through the journey of another.

  8. These comments are in response to Week 6 Day 6
    -The most productive way to learn and apply scripture for me has been in the small group setting. So I am keen on seeing that method expand to include a midweek opportunity.At this time I am thinking we could begin with a very small group including some now in hard places who could be encouraged as appropriate scriptures are studied together in a comfortable setting.
    – Our care ministry seems to be flourishing well already. Perhaps each of us just has to be alert to listen for any new needs arising outside as well as inside our circle and to report them for prayer and consideration of tangible help.
    – Perhaps Jeff could have a small team around him who could take a turn sometimes and perhaps present is in his her own unique way. Jeff as our shepherd would still have oversight of that but he might welcome the assistance.
    – I wonder what they prayed for in Acts 42 times? Was it mainly about the spreading the gospel and protection for those who involved with taking into hostile places? There is endless fodder for prayer so don’t know what to say here. I do love the prayer “thy will be done” for any situation. we need to remember to pray for our fellow churches, missionaries, leaders – church and secular, our country and the world. etc, etc, etc.

  9. https://youtu.be/WwSlKGcMPoA
    I heard this song on the radio today. It’s called “The truth I’m standing on” by Leanne Crawford.
    When there are no words to describe what we are going through, I pray that we still choose to focus on God’s promises in the midst of it all.

  10. It would be so easy for any of us to slip away from the church body in this time of Covid. We have been so isolated and those of us who tend to be introverted are comfortable in our isolation. The walls of our home have been a place of solace for months on end. For a period of time this is ok, however as God said about Adam in the garden “it is not good for man to be alone”. We were meant to live in community and to share our experiences with others to encourage, comfort and uplift those in the body of Christ and those not yet in the body.
    I may have said this before, but I can’t stress it enough, I am so thankful for the community of faith because they helped and encouraged me in my time of need.
    In turn, I can now help others who may feel alone and weary by telling them of the Hope they have in Jesus Christ!!!!

  11. I am reading the book “The Holy Spirit” by Billy Graham. Here is one small section that has stood out to me.
    “So through the Bible the Holy Spirit not only gives us doctrinal and historical truth; He also uses it as the vehicle for speaking to our hearts. This is why I constantly urge people to study the Scriptures – whether they fully understand what they are reading or not. The reading of Scriptures itself enables the Holy Spirit to enlighten us and to do His work in us. While we read the Word, it’s message saturates our hearts, whether we are conscious of what is happening or not. The Word with all its mysterious power touches our lives and gives us it’s power.”
    I love this, because there are many times when I don’t understand what the Bible is saying. This gives me hope and encouragement to not give up on reading and studying the scriptures, because the Holy Spirit will teach me and change me even when I lack understanding! Thank you Holy Spirit!!!!!

  12. At the beginning of this new year, the Lord gave me a Word for this season of my life. It is to “Wait on the Lord”.
    Today’s devotional has confirmed that I need to continue to trust in Him for the next steps and not try to make things happen on my own.
    I am excited and expectant for God to direct me in the path He wants for me!
    It’s not an easy thing for me to do since I really like having a plan in advance, but He has been teaching me that as I do wait on Him, He will guide.
    As I remember how he provided a home for me right next door to mom and dad, I can trust Him for my future plans.
    “I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

  13. https://youtu.be/zx2nv4QFrUI
    Just wanted to share this sermon by Pastor Ben Stuart at Passion City Church in DC.
    It is in line with the other sermon by Steven Furtick.

    We are in a spiritual battle and we need a strategy. Thank the Lord that He has one and that He has already won!
    “We are not feed from the fight, we are freed for the fight” Ben Stuart

  14. https://youtu.be/lKw6uqtGFfo
    Who You Say I Am by Hillsong

    When we know who we are in Christ and how uniquely He made us, we don’t have to compare ourselves to anyone else. The enemy will try to make us feel inferior to others by feeding us the lie that we don’t measure up.
    I don’t have to be imprisoned by those thoughts any more! When I read the Truth of who God says I am, it sets me free!
    Psalms 139:13-18
    Ephesians 1:4

  15. https://youtu.be/38oNnzGNqFA
    This song is called “Joy” by for King and Country
    Very much in line with today’s daily devotional
    By choosing to remember how the Lord has saved us, we really can “choose Joy” (as the song states)
    In the past two weeks God is definitely bringing to mind how far He has brought me in such a short period of time. It makes me well up inside with gratitude and joy!

  16. When my world crumbled around me, my Pastors from Mill Crossing Church said: “maintain your integrity”. In the days that followed, there were so many decisions I had to make that would test me to see if I would follow their Godly advice or not.
    I’m so thankful that the Lord gave me the strength to choose integrity because it has given Him the Glory for all He has done for me.
    As I look back, I know God orchestrated all of the events, even in the years before the separation, that led to where I am now. As I continue to look to Him, I eagerly await the direction He will guide me into.

    1. Thank you for sharing this. I do love how God brings us to a newer place of His life.
      I, too, look to Him for direction and my future.

  17. “Daughter Zion” or “Daughter of Zion”

    I did a bit of online research to try to understand the meaning of the terms “Daughter Zion” or “Daughter of Zion”. I would like to make it clear that I take no credit and have used a combination of ideas from people much wiser then I. I was going to refernce those I read from but with my scrambled brain I can no longer find the articles that I read and want to share this before it leaves my mind 🙂

    Depending on context, either Jerusalam or Israel (the people of Israel). If you think about it, God married Israel on Mount Sinai. And out of the marriage came Jersulam, the center where He dwelt and the heart of God himself. The people, by extension, became the daughter from this marriage.

    From this, we can consider oursleves now daughters of Zion. Under the old covenant the people of Isreal where the daughters of Zion. When Christ died for us there became a new convent and we who believe became the Daughters of Zion. Try inserting thought  this into your old testimate reading for context into your walk today!

    Hope this helps,
    Rob

    1. Sorry guys, a couple of typos above that I noticed after I submitted. You should still get the idea of what I am trying to say I hope. 🙂

    1. It was lovely to meet with you all this morning, and share our hearts. And to praise and pray corporately.
      I want to share something that came to me after this morning’s Psalm 9 reading, and as I was walking Emma.

      I praise You and thank You
      For You are so good
      Your plan is unfolding
      For me as it should
      You tell us to praise You
      For You know what is best
      In our choice to obey You
      We find true freedom and rest

      Blessings

  18. I continuously thank the Lord for my family at Hope Church. When I came to live with my parents in May of 2018, the people of Hope surrounded me like the “wall of protection” Jeff described in today’s devotional.
    I was so broken and vulnerable. God knew I needed His body of believers to shield me as we walked together through the valley I was facing. God’s grace and truth were spoken into my life and I began to heal. It’s truly amazing how far God has brought me!
    It was my faith in Jesus that carried me through the most difficult time in my life.
    As I remember how the Lord protected me in the past, I know He will continue to give me strength for the future battles.
    I am now a part of that wall of shields and I join in prayer for those who find themselves in times of great challenges.

    Below is a song by For King and Country called “Fight on, Fighter”
    https://youtu.be/RLk66XHE3ak

    1. Earlier this week I heard Charles Stanley speak on the purpose of us and the church. It is to glorify God. Good food for thought. As we seek Him during these 100 days…..
      I heard this for the first time yesterday…….
      https://youtu.be/sDGwCmZE-n8
      His ways are better than mine.

  19. I am so thankful to the Lord for His grace and mercy toward me.
    When I was a teen and into my young adult years there were so many choices I made that were not pleasing to God. I distanced myself from Him, but he never left me. When I finally turned back to Him in my early thirties and surrendered my entire life, it was then the healing could begin and restoration and redemption took place.
    It has been a long journey, but because of His forgiveness toward me, I am able to extend the same to others.
    Today’s devotional was a great reminder that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    1 John 1:9

  20. Just wanted to comment on yesterday’s devotional.
    The resource link was really helpful to me on the kind of rest that the Bible is talking about. Not just napping, but actually have spiritual rest. I have to thank the Lord that he has brought me to that place after 3 1/2 years since my separation and divorce. There had been so much confusion, stress and spiritual battles happening that I now am completely free from! God is so amazing and he has truly given me a place of rest!

  21. I did write this one with some suggestions from Carol. There’s a song by For King and Country that speaks about leaving the past behind. It’s called Burn the Ships.
    I sent it to Jeff to put on the site.

  22. I relate to today’s reading, January 2, 2022 .
    I, too, have struggled with fear and insecurity. This devotion is a good reminder of the truth of things. I’m thinking Lisa wrote this one. Well done! Thank you.

  23. Got started today. The short daily readings I do are never enough to result in my spiritual growth. Historically I grow best through tough times and during periods of weekly study and discussion groups. Grew most when involved in leadership as we leaders met every week and scoured the scriptures for the answers to the questions our women would be asked later in the week. The answers were never to be ours but rather to be truth from the Word. We had to be prepared to direct them to what the Bible said about whatever question we were addressing. Hence – lots of work and time in preparation – and spiritual growth for all of we leaders.
    So for a future that includes spiritual growth I need some sort of “push” so that is a top priority and not second to appealing tasks which has been the case for too long! This 100 days could be the beginning of the needed push!

    1. Thank you for sharing our heart Carol. I, too, find it a challenge to carve out time for reflection and study in a day. So many pulls……
      Let us pray for one another, for the Lord to enable us to get there.
      I read yesterday, that I am to not dwell on the past…..to forget the former things…..
      That the Lord is doing a new thing! Isaiah 43:18-19
      I will pray this for our church family as well.

  24. Hi Hope Fellowship,
    Thanks for committing to these next 100 Days of Prayer. If you want to start a conversation around any of the daily prayer posts or have encouragement, prayer requests or answers to prayer (you get the idea), please feel free to leave comments.
    In Christ,
    Jeff

    1. Thank you for this. I think it will help us connect with each other as we journey this prayer commitment.

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