This July, we have entered into a time of prayer for our nation. The themes are: ‘This World Needs You’, ‘Be Salt and Light’ and ‘Position Yourself in Prayerful Expectancy’. These themes are not only for us to think about, but they require action on our part. In other words, this world needs me, so I will pray, I will expect God to hear my prayer and then I will be the answer to my prayer in this nation.
We all have our part to play, we can all hear God’s voice and bring that heavenly wisdom to our families, our communities and our nation. You don’t need to wait, all God needs is for you to pray, listen, speak and do—right where you are.
In this edition of War Cry, we have the final installment of the series, Heavy Metal. We learn about the sword of the Spirit and how we partner with God in defending our corner of the world. How wonderful that we are not left alone to fight our battles, but God equips us with his word to strike at the heart of any threat to ourselves and our loved ones.
Jesus says, ‘My sheep hear my voice…’ this is not an optional extra, it is an imperative. Jesus did not say a few of you may or may not at times hear my voice—no, ‘my sheep hear my voice’. The more you are in the word, the more you pray, the more you will discern the voice of your saviour and the more you will impact your world. This world needs you!
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Kia hari i runga i te tūmanako; kia manawanui ki te whakapāwera; kia ū ki te īnoi.