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Busy Does Not Mean Progress

Categories: Pastor's Pen

timeThis morning I read the Apostle Paul’s request for prayer recorded in 2 Thessalonians 3:1. Paul writes, “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored . . .” Most local churches are busy places. A quick look at our website, for example, shows a wide range of ministries and events for all age groups. I think it’s important to remember, however, that busyness does not always mean spiritual progress.

Paul’s request for prayer for the gospel’s advance through his ministry is a reminder that we need people today who are praying for their local church, praying for the advance of the gospel through it’s ministries and events. Through prayer we are connected with God’s will, wisdom and power. Prayer is an essential ingredient into turning activity into progress.

Paul asks people to join him in praying that the gospel would enjoy unhindered progress and be honored by people acknowledging its truth and embracing God’s offer of salvation. Would you join us today in offering that prayer to God?

Friends, pray for us . . .



Pastor Russell
Author: Pastor Russell

Pastor Russell is currently serving as the Lead Pastor at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle. You can follow him on Twitter at @rgbartlett.