Leave Room for God.

Published January 25, 2023

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Leave Room for God.

Hi everyone!

It is with a hopeful heart that your week is going well. 

We’re excited for you to join us tonight at 8 pm as we continue our corporate prayer and praise and seek guidance from God for the Fort Worth metroplex.

I began my day early this morning in Austin, as I usually do in Fort Worth, with a devotional reading, reflection, and prayerful meditation.

Today’s devotion from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest Devotional Journal reads as follows:

As servants of God, we must learn to make room fro Him — to give God “elbow room.”  We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses.

Would we be surprised if God came into our daily activities in a way we had never expected Him to come?

Do not look for God to come in particular way, but do look for Him.  The way to make room for Him is to expect Him to come, but not in a certain way.  No matter how well we may know God, the great lesson to learn is that He may break in at any minute.

We tend to overlook this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other way. Suddenly—God meets our life— as He did with calling Paul through His grace to preach only one gospel, the gospel of Christ, in Galatians 1.

“15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood[.]” — Galatians 1:15

Keep your life so constantly in touch with God that His surprising power can break through at any point.  Live in a constant state of expectancy, and leave room for God to come in as He decides.

Take a moment to re-read and contemplate this devotional again (I’ll wait for you to do so).

In the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years, I pray that we are always open, both personally and collectively as Mosaic Church Fort Worth, for God to do the unexpected and unforeseen.

You know, to change us or someone, to do the thing, to reach the place our hearts have longed for and would have prayed for had we known what to truly pray — God’s pleasure and will be fulfilled.

Indeed, having made it back safely to Fort Worth, I reflect on this devotional and the many things for us as Mosaic Church Fort Worth to plan and figure and predict in the near and distant future.

Nonetheless, what I hope for most in all that God is calling us to through His grace, which is living and preaching the Gospel of Jesus, is that we always start, proceed, and finish with leaving room for God to miraculously build His church through our lives — in the way that He, not us, intends and desires.

Additionally, we will make space to pray for God to extend His reach beyond the limits of our city and into the world, seeking His wisdom, unity, safety, and provision for the following people and initiatives:

Let’s unite in prayer for James Nicholson. James, a campus missionary with Freedom Church in Philadelphia, shares his personal story of transformation through faith in Jesus to reach and help students at Drexel University and the city finds their identity in the gospel of Jesus.

Hear what’s next on the horizon for James.

Let’s unite in prayer for Pastor Dan and Kristin DuranThe Durans are planting Iglesia Delta this year in El Paso, Texas.  As an Every Nation Church Plant, Iglesia Delta believes the transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus creates lasting change in individuals and families, forever changing the world for God’s good.

Read Change. Transformation. Revival.

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.

Join us at 8 pm tonight on Zoom, and let’s pray for God’s miraculous presence and power to bring about transformative change in the hearts and lives of our brothers and sisters, leading them to truly live out that Jesus is Lord in the communities and on campuses throughout Fort Worth.

God bless,
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown

alvin@makingamosaic.com :: mallary@makingamosaic.com

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).

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