Are you willing to lead with your faith? If the Lord gave you an opportunity this week to be an advocate for Jesus, would you use your voice?
If He presented you with a “let’s pray” moment, would you stop and pray?
If He gave you a chance to say, “Yes, I go to that church,” would you claim it?
If He showed you a circumstance where someone needed to say, “I don’t think that’s appropriate content for our minor children to be learning,” would you be willing to speak and lead with your faith?
If you’re ready, I’d like to lead you in a prayer of commissioning. It’s a serious thing—I believe God takes us at our word. If you intend to stand as an advocate for God, His Kingdom, and a biblical worldview, in any circumstance where He places you, let’s pray:
Just as Isaiah was willing to say, “Here am I. Send me,” I declare in Your presence, Here am I. Send me into this generation. Anoint me. Give me boldness, and let the fear of the Lord grow in my heart more than the fear of people.
Holy Spirit, I need Your help. Where I’ve been unaware, unconcerned, or uninvolved, I pray You’ll give me an understanding heart, new eyes, and new ears to be aware of what’s happening. Give me the humility to recognize it. By myself, I am weak and frail, but give me the boldness to acknowledge that Christ in me is sufficient for what You are calling me to do.
As I use my voice to encourage and pray for others, extending hope to them, thank You that I’ll begin to see You move in the most remarkable ways. Lord, let the Name of Jesus be exalted in the earth. Let your Kingdom come, and Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
I’ve been walking through a series on leading with your faith, and if you’re interested in learning more about what that looks like in your daily life, I encourage you to watch the sermons online.
It’s a critical season in our nation’s history, and it’s time to take Jesus with us wherever we go. On our own, we are inadequate. But with Christ in us, we can do anything the Lord sets before us.
Onward in Him,
Pastor Allen Jackson