On the Road Again

FOR THE NEXT 23 DAYS MY POSTS WILL CONSISTS OF UPDATES ON MY ANNUAL TRAVELS WITH #MISSION:M25 AND #RFTW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of the long days there is no guarantee of daily posting here although I usually try and at least update to Facebook once a day. I know I, and all of M25 appreciate your prayers as we serve our nation’s heroes. We also covet your prayers for safety for the hundreds of riders and passengers who will be part of this years (31st) RFTW. 

I case you are interested here is my daily schedule: Mike’s 2019 RFTW Itinerary

Additionally the Southern Route of RFTW usually has Real Time Tracking up and running from the 15th of May through the 24th. Just use the link at the top of the page to check it out. 

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 20 & 21 June

PREVAILING PRAYER

I will not let thee go, except thou bless thee – Genesis 32:26

It is a sweet saying of one. ‘O Lord, I come to thee; but by thee, I will never go from thee, without thee.’ – Thomas Brooks

All the prayers in scripture you will find to be reasoning with God, not a multitude of words heaped together. – Stephen Charnock

DEATH OF CHRIST AND SIN

Our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with – Romans 6:6 (R.V.)

If Christ had not died, sin had never died in any sinner unto eternity. – John Owen

All are not saved by Christ’s death, but all that are saved are saved by Christ’s death. – Henry Smith

Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

Check out our Faithful Steward Ministry Facebook page and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones excellent, “Walking with God”, daily devotional. The topics are A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD and THE PRAYER FOR POWER

Our Trials and Tribulations… Become Stepping-Stones

Our trials and tribulations… that many have had to endure… become the stepping-stones… to receive so much more….

Continued at Source: Our Trials and Tribulations… Become Stepping-Stones

A Prayer for a Friend Doubting the Faith

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Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt. (Jude 21– 22)

Dear Jesus, the liar and thief is at it again, and a good friend has a bull’s-eye painted on his chest. The one who maliciously asked, “Did God really say . . . ?” (Gen. 3: 1) continues his unrelenting assault, seeking to twist, undermine, and sabotage the only Word that gives life. I long for the day when our already-defeated foe becomes our fully eradicated enemy. Hasten the day, Lord . . . hasten that day.

Jesus, as you know, this is a friend who’s {helped many people find peace in you}{new to the Faith*}{experiencing serious personal issues*}{backslidden*}, but right now he’s not really sure what he believes. He’s beyond anger. There’s a scary void in his eyes. He feels abandoned by you and cruelly punished. This could be burnout, but it feels like more.

I ache for him, Jesus. I groan for my friend and grapple for his heart. Help me love him well. Give me patience to stay present in his chaos. Help me wade through what feels like a smoke screen of theological questions to get to the real issues of his heart. What’s really going on inside of him, Jesus? Give me discernment. Give me good answers for honest questions, but give me great mercy for his real needs, whatever they are.

And please keep him from medicating in destructive ways. Pain makes us vulnerable, and isolation intensifies our demand for relief. He’s pulling away from those of us he’s walked with for years. That’s what concerns me the most. Jesus, I’ll keep pursuing and praying, but I put much more stock in your prayers than mine. You never stop interceding for us (Rom. 8: 34); you ever live to pray for us (Heb. 7: 25). I cannot imagine your prayers failing. Restore the joy of your salvation in my friend. Bring him home to your heart. As you prayed for the protection of your disciples, I’m confident of your prayers for my friend (John 17: 15). I pray with peace, in your tender and tireless name. Amen.

{*} are my additions, maybe you can think of more?

Edited from: Smith, Scotty. Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith (p. 55). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.