Doing the Most Good

Monday, November 26, 2012

It is times like this when I wish I had a bigger blog, more followers, greater reach. Not for my own gain but for the most good for others. Today I'm asking you to join me in prayer. Prayer for the people of D.R. Congo.

According to ALARM, "Goma (city in Congo) succumbed to rebel control on Monday night, November 19. There have been reports of defection of the army and police to the M23 rebel forces. Food, communication, and fuel sources have been disrupted making a difficult situation even more challenging. The violence of recent months has resulted in almost 500,000 refugees and to date many undocumented deaths, rapes and kidnappings."

This is real. This is happening now. While many in the world are dizzied with the haze of the holidays, this is what the people of Goma face. They are no different from you or me, they were just born in a different region. Will you please take today to pray without ceasing for the people and nation of D.R. Congo?

My friend Sarah said it best...
"There may be many things we are unable to do for a terrorized people on the other side of the globe, but James reminds us that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. He goes on in 5:17 to shock the daylights out of me with this statement:

“Elijah was a man just like us…” Let that sink in a moment.

“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.“ God took a man who feared Him, who had Deuteronomy 28 burning in his soul, and used him to impact the course of a nation. Would that the cries of Psalm 10 burn in our souls in a way that impacted the course of another…

“Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless… You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.“"

Thank you friends. xo
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