Summer is just around the corner and for some people that may mean a chance to relax but for others will just be business as usual. These last few weeks have been pretty eventful work and family responsibilities but have managed to find some time for Floodwaters Ministries, most notably in the new logos you will see on social media. Created by Chip and Becky Gripton, the logo is absolutely amazing and really captures what I was looking for in a logo. In addition, we also have a field trip planned for June 25th to Fort DeSoto and look forward to getting to explore and learn from our Heavenly Father’s awesome creation!
Our request of you is that of Paul to the church at Thessalonica, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:” (2 Thes. 3:1). We want to see this ministry prosper and bring the truth of the Word of God to as many people as we can reach but this will not be possible without the prayers of believers. This world is so blinded and deluded by the lies of the Adversary that is preaching a message of self-indulgence and subjective truth they the need for followers of Christ to bring the message of the truth of the Bible. Though it is easy to get focused on here and now of people and dialogue we must remember that the true fight is not physical but is spiritual (Eph. 6:12). It is these wicked spirits, these rulers of the darkness of this world, and their deceptions that we must contend with. Evolution, atheism, humanism, and the false religions of this world (even some that are viewed as ‘christian’) are building strongholds of spiritual wickedness and bondage. We aren’t called to run from this or to be passive but to put on the whole armor of God (Eph 6) and remember that the “weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but are mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Cor 10:4)!
For this reason we are doing two things. First, we are asking if you would pray for our ministry. Pray that God will open doors for us to bring truth. Pray that God will put a hedge of protection and boldness around us as we combat the Adversary’s deceit of evolution, humanism, and false religion. Pray that the Spirit of God will pull back the blinders of deception from those we speak to that they might know the truth of the Gospel and turn Jesus Christ in humility and repentance. Pray that the Lord will strengthen us so that we may resist the wiles of the Adversary and that we might remain humble and willing to follow the Spirit’s leading.
Secondly, we would like to bring worldwide missions to our readers so that you will be able to join with us in providing prayer support for people who have been called to serve around the world, usually separated by distance and circumstance, from friends and loved ones to try and reach people who are often apathetic or hostile. James tells us that “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). Prayer is a force multiplier, it does not increase the amount of work we can do but it will increase the effectiveness of what is done. In light of this we are looking to focus on one missionary family a month to pray for and would ask that, in addition to praying for us, you would pray, intentionally and with sincerity, for the work of these missionaries.
Lastly, we would like to extend the same desire to you. If there are burdens you are struggling with, please contact us so that we may pray for you. If you know of someone who needs prayer, please let us know!