In the last four days, I have detailed the MISSION, VISION, STRATEGY, and AMBITION of New Foundations International. There is one more critical ingredient that must be added; PRAYER. In this element, we express our utter dependence on God for everything. Jesus said, “apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5c). This cannot be simply a saying, but the actual attitude of our hearts and minds toward every aspect of this ministry.
It is not just our prayers that are needed to move training forward in various parts of the world, but we ask you to stand with us in prayer. Paul begged in 2 Thessalonians 3:1, “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.” Notice that Paul is appealing for prayer from these believers based on how they had experienced “the Word of the Lord” working in them. This is what makes prayer so effective. When we have known God working in us, we then have reason to ask God to work in the same way in others.
What about the speed we expect the “Word of the Lord” and work to move forward? If we take a quick look at how it moved in the book of Acts, we see that “the Word of God continued to increase” (6:7), “increased and multiplied” (12:24), “spread throughout the whole region” (13:49), and “continued to increase and prevail mightily” (19:20). All this activity is peppered with prayer throughout the Book of Acts, the Early New Testament Church.
As they did, we recognize that nothing will ever be fruitful for God’s glory unless we express our total dependence in prayer. We humbly ask you again to join us in this. There is no doubt in our hearts that God will hear and we will see “a work in your days that you would not believe if told” (Habakkuk 1:5).
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