So often I hear people in church saying: “I’m not good enough”, “They don’t need me”, “I could only do”, “ I can’t do it as well as they can”, “ I don’t have much time to offer”. These are all things people say about serving God in and through His church.

God has given us ALL different gifts and abilities to use for His glory. Some we will see ‘upfront’ but many more contribute quietly in the background. Modern Cruise-liners have around 2000 staff, most people think it’s the Captain who makes everything happen BUT he knows and will tell you that without the 1999 other staff (engineers, chefs, laundry, maintenance, medics, entertainers, etc.) his ship would never run and the customers wouldn’t be happy. Churches are like that! We all need to find our place to serve – we are all valuable and need to find our place to make the church effective.

There’s still time to get involved in catching the wave, it’s not too late to get started. If you want a book there’s still some available from Fulwood Free Methodist Church. There’s also an option to get the daily prayer thoughts delivered to your email via our friends at trypraying via this link. Enter your name and email address and you’ll be subscribed to the list once you’ve verified who you are by clicking on a link in the email they send you.

These 40 days of prayer are part of our Focus on 40 as we look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a community this next weekend. We don’t want to just be looking back on the 40 years that have already been, we want to be looking forward to the next generation and all that God has planned.