Lazaroo – Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aug 31, 2011 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with renewed gratitude:

“Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes…?”
Joel 1:16

It would be bad enough to have my ordinary food cut off, Jesus.

It would leave me feeling

hungry
grouchy
panicky
desperate
utterly forsaken.

But how much worse to have my spiritual food cut off –
before my very eyes!

That’s exactly what has happened to my suffering brothers and sisters around the world.

They’ve had their underground house churches raided
their pastors imprisoned
their Bibles confiscated
their songs of worship silenced.

Next time I enter my church to enjoy a worship service…

please help me remember their plight –
and remind me to pray for them!

then help me take it one step farther, filled with gratitude, because –

I’m free to worship You publicly
our pastor hasn’t been jailed for preaching Your Word
I still have my Bible
I can lift my voice in praise to You.

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Psalms 42:4; Psalms 69:30; Psalms 95:2; Psalms 100:4; Amos 8:11-13; Colossians 3:15-17; Hebrews 12:28; Revelation 2:9-11; Revelation 2:13; Revelation 3:11-13

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. RM Says:

    Watching Beijing Authorities Arrest Dozens of Christians was heartbreaking. China doesn’t realize that this will bring forth more Christians in China. Reading The Voice Of The Martyrs & how those dear Christians suffer to love Jesus, it is truly humbling. I am thankful for all that we have here in America in our churches, but sad that so many are willing to toss it away or take it for granted.

  2. Sandy Says:

    Voice of the Martyrs.

    We are truly blessed with religious freedoms in this country. Realizing more and more I am a debtor…

    From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. Luke 12:48 b

    Thank you Lord for your faithfulness and unfailing love; no matter where we are in the world your presence is with us.

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