Monday, January 25, 2016


Last night during our prayer meeting, RD shared how God has called him to be a game changer. The more I thought about it, I am convinced that every Christian is called (as we live in a fallen world) to be a game changer. Would you like to join us as we discover the necessary requirements in being such a person… for God’s glory… on our watch? We will discover this first and foremost as we develop a deeper and richer prayer life.

This musing will deviate from the “how do you know when the NEW THING is a God thing” theme to a call for all to join us on Sunday nights to pray for a NEW THING.  The adage, we can do more together than we could ever do alone rings true and is being used here to call all those who want to be in the meetings which will inform us of the direction God wants us to go. I invite, with enthusiasm, every one of you to join us as we bow our head and seek His face and lift our hearts toward the Only One who can give the NEW THING we need. These corporate times of prayer happen each Sunday night at 7:30.
My goal is to see us have 8-12 prayer pods each Sunday night, led by volunteer prayer warriors. Will you take the challenge? Will you commit to be a game changer?

The following is my “Two Minute Drill” from Joe Gibbs. I hope you find it challenging… I did.
In Game Plan for Life, Os Guinness mentions this quote from a 90-year-old Winston Churchill: "Life has been a grand journey—well worth making once."
Once. That's all we get. No dry runs. No do-overs. This day you're living now is not a dress rehearsal or a practice lap. You're on the stage. You're in the game. Start playing.
What this kind of thinking does is rip the disguise off today, revealing it to be every bit as momentous as the first morning on a new job or the night before major surgery. There are things to be said. Today. There are people to take notice of. Today. There are ordinary decisions to take seriously. Today. As the Bible says, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12).
The newspaper commits a page or two each morning to dozens of death notices—guys who once supervised a work crew at the auto plant, who once coached boys' baseball on Saturday afternoons, who once served on the school board or were once active in the Rotary club. Once.
All those one-time daily things that could be said of you in the paper—about your family, your work, your interests, your passions—are they getting your best today? Clock's ticking down. Better get out there.

EBCI cannot go back and redo anything our history tells of us. We can be grateful for it, shed tears over it or even try and block it out of our memory but we cannot relive it or change it for it is our history. What we can do is thank God for His hand upon us and commit to be used more greatly by Him in the remaining days we have. I can promise you that our greatest days will never be because of any preacher or any member but because of our Mighty God has brought us a NEW THING and we have been persistent in going to Him in prayer, asking. The day will come when we will no longer be able to ask… THEREFORE… I want to invite you to be a part of setting the foundation for greater things and the number one way that will occur is in a committed and effectual prayer life. Praying as an individual and praying corporately. Please join us. I long for a NEW THING… I want to be a GAME CHANGER.

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