SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY- ACTS 16:25-26
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
Thought of the day
In this situation the circumstances for Paul and Silas were hopeless and bleak. But, as Andrew says, the two believers came in an “opposite spirit” and gave radical praise to God, even in the darkest of circumstances! This caused a shift to take place in their circumstances and resulted in deliverance, not only for them, but for those around them also.
Questions to ponder
-What situations in my life are causing me to despair in some measure?
-When can I take time today to come in an “opposite spirit” to those situations and give radical praise to the Lord?
-Do I believe God can change these situations with my praise? What can I do to strengthen my faith, today?
My experience with the Take the City crew was like coming into a family. Our team was welcomed in with open arms with like-hearted believers who love Jesus and have laid down their lives to serve the broken of the city! It was an honor to come alongside them, be welcomed into their homes, share meals, and experience the transformational work that God is doing in and through them to see His Kingdom come.