Continue to Pray for our School District
Most of you know that a request went out at the beginning of this school year to have our Sunday School classes each adopt a school in our district and pray over that school. The classes graciously agreed to the prayer challenge, and so many individuals have responded with enthusiasm, and people have begun to pray.
I have received word from those who have prayer-walked campuses, driven by or parked and prayed, or have even been praying from home, and it is truly making a difference. Our very own pastor has been plowing a path with administrators, encouraging them, loving on them, praying for them, and reaching out to them in incredibly meaningful ways. Praise God!
As a teacher who sees and feels firsthand the ebbs and flows of school climate in our area, I can tell you that the spiritual atmosphere is changing and the change in students across the district is obvious. The difference is unbelievable. Even teachers who are not Christians are seeing, observing, and commenting on the changes, too.
I recently chatted with a teacher from another campus in the district who was, very much like me, ready to walk away from the profession at the end of last year. The testimony of that Christian teacher was similar in nature to mine, but they are also now commenting on the remarkable contrast in the students and the atmosphere between this year and last year on their campus as well.
God is doing this, my friends. He is using our obedience, and He Himself is causing the tide to shift. God is doing what He is famous for. He is taking the IMPOSSIBLE, and He is making it POSSIBLE—for His name and His glory.
It is so important to share how God has answered prayer. Psalm 66:19 says, “…but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.” And Psalm 65:2 proclaims, “You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.” When we disclose how God has answered prayer and what he has done, it will actually draw even more people to Him. Our testimony becomes a beacon of God’s character, and shines into the darkness.
Consider the story of the demoniac. After Jesus released him from the powerful legion of demons, the man begged Jesus to go with Him, but Jesus’ reply was this: “…‘Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.’ So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.” Mark 5:19b,20
Our testimony is vital to the Kingdom of God. When we share how God has worked in a situation, how He has answered prayer, people will be amazed, and the name of God will become famous.
Today, if you will, please continue to pray for our district—schools, administration, teachers, staff, students, and parents. Prayer is changing things, and we are so grateful and amazed. Together, we truly can make a difference for the Kingdom of God.
FBC Aztec Member