City Life Church, Cambridge started 24 years ago with a vision, passion and boldness to do something risky. It's been a blast, and like everything worthwhile, it's been difficult as well as joyous. Still, we see God has brought our time to an end. As of June 10th CLC Cambridge will disperse, sending our final number out to change the world--the mission God gave us right from the very start. Thank you to everyone who's joined the amazing adventure! There is so much to be grateful for. We still identify as family and we remain friends as we enjoy finding out what God has for us all next. --Kevin, Tom, Lyn & Tim
I enjoy praying with friends in a very specific, visually engaging way. We go outside, find a hill and get to the top. Then we look to the four directions and speak out Bible verses as prayers, reminding ourselves of how big Father is, remembering how wide His influence reaches. We see a little glimpse of how much authority He has while seeing his amazingly beautiful creation.
Genesis 14: God said to Abram, “Open your eyes, look around. Look north, south, east, and west. Everything you see, the whole land spread out before you, I will give to you and your children forever. I’ll make your descendants like dust—counting your descendants will be as impossible as counting the dust of the Earth. So—on your feet, get moving! Walk through the country, its length and breadth; I’m giving it all to you.”
I’m struck by Papa-God’s generous heart and big-scoped promises. We will have a home, a place to call our own. And a family, children and grand-children are promised to us here.
Isaiah 43:6: “So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south: ‘Send them back. Return my sons from distant lands, my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child Whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.’”
People and relationships are priority one to our God. See what he wrote about those who have scattered? We are all His beautiful wonderful creation and He cares deeply about us all.
Keeping in mind God’s heart shown in these two passages, find a hilltop and pray something similar. Pray for freedom and reconciliation with family for those supported by Mayak east of us. Pray for the decision-makers in the USA west of us. Ask for wisdom and generosity from our government south in London, in regard to immigrants and foreigners who need somewhere to live. Make it more personal and thank Him for a family member or colleague or friend who needs some of these blessings.