Only a few hours til’ Thanksgiving, yet we’re looking forward to everyone joining us this Sunday, November 27th at 5 PM for dinner. See you there!
Mallary and I missed praying with you all last week but shared a wonderful two days and dinner with our Plant Fort Worth Cohort — more on this in the next newsletter (or tonight for those that join!).
But on this Thanksgiving Eve, in a world full of deals — pre, black, gray, cyber, small biz Saturday, non-profit Tuesday, and the list goes on — it’s quite easy to be distracted, right?
Let’s admit it. We’re all enticed, distracted from one deal to the next.
Buzz, buzz goes the phone or email notifications with a deal we’re told we simply can’t live without.
Yet as we all know and come to learn in time, every deal has a shelf life.
Whether we want it to or not, whether we believe it or not, each deal has an expiration date — a limit and expiration purposely built into the deal!
This hair-like, built-in trigger often stirs the heart of some of us into colossal-size waves of entitlement for more and anxiety in the fear of missing out for others.
Call it what we may, the truth of the matter is that this deal — this fear-based, built-in trigger — is nothing more, nothing less than one word simply put: ingratitude.
And at the same time, I type this very message, I type while listening to the following refrain of an old hymn medley, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, faintly playing in the background:
Great is Thy faithfulness Great is Thy faithfulness Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness Great is Thy faithfulness Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me
It is in the melody and chorus of these words that the Holy Spirit overwhelmingly draws my heart to recenter in gratitude — not ingratitude — towards the greatest non-expiring deal offered to all: Jesus.
A relationship with Jesus is a deal of a lifetime that all else fails to register and compare with the faithfulness God offers us — whether chosen or not, God is faithful!
So tonight, let’s focus our hearts on prayer and an abundance of gratitude for God’s faithfulness in establishing our lives and the work of our hands to reach the citizens in the communities and on the campuses of Fort Worth.
Let’s pray for all to realize daily new mercies in all that God has provided, and for hearts that truly turn in gratitude and relationship with Jesus, professing in great faith that Jesus is Lord!
Join us at 8 pm tonight on Zoom.
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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Weekly Prayer Call from 8 pm – 9 pm (TONIGHT)
Every Wednesday night from 8 pm – 9 pm will be our corporate prayer and praise time to pray for the city of Fort Worth as well as one another and all that God is calling us to. We will start and end promptly, and look forward to everyone participating in our weekly call.
Prayer Requests & Updates
For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.
For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.
For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.
For finances and provisions.
For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU).
Alvin Brown, the Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church Fort Worth, brings over a decade of pastoral ministry experience and more than 20 years of operational and technical leadership expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Mallary, and their three children and contributing as a writer to various media outlets.