In the last six months we have become increasingly aware of the need to cry out to the Lord for His help and intervention on behalf of the Church and unbelievers. Our asking has been specific rather than general as it involves people and situations with whom we are involved. In other words, we believe there is a desire in the Lord?s heart for us to draw near to Him and seek His face. We invite others who feel the same way to join hearts with us.
To quote Richard Foster,
Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to Him. He grieves that we have forgotten him. He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence.
We have discovered that this is not our isolated viewpoint but others are also discerning that it is a time to call upon the name of Jesus. But for what you might ask?
Firstly, there is a real need to ask the Lord to awaken, refresh, renew and revive his people in these challenging and difficult days. One area in particular we are aware of is marriages which seem to be under a lot of pressure.
Second, Jesus is a friend of sinners and so we also need to become like him in this with neighbours, work colleagues, friends and family.
In order to respond to this call we have set aside 25th and 26th August to gather either with 2 or 3 people, a larger group or even alone in any place or time over those two days.
We will try and put out a couple of updates to aid in our preparation towards this time.