As we prepare to close out the month of November and prepare for Advent, we encouraged all our partners and friends this weekend to reflect on the infinite dimensions of the love of Christ our King and Savior! God's love is all around us. His wide love extends His arm to reach all people everywhere. His long love never ends, anyone can count on His unfailing love. His high love lifts our hearts and spirits when needed the most. His deep love covers, restores and holds us up. No wonder the Apostle Paul explains eloquently in Romans 8:38-39 that, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
We want to encourage you also to take time before the end of this month and thank God for the different dimensions of His love in your life, your family and that of your friends. Ask God to saturate His people with His love.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for:
1. Covering love of God
2. Redeeming love of God
3. Transforming love of God
With a heart postured in thanksgiving and filled with the love of God, we are ready to enter the season of Advent. This year Advent begins Sunday, December 3 and ends Sunday December 24, 2023. People around the world observe and celebrate Advent in a myriad of ways. However, for this year’s Advent, there is a global call for prayer for the collective Body of Christ as our world faces different types of turmoil. Let us use this season of Advent to press into the heart of God as we petition Him in prayer for a world in desperate need of the Savior of the world- Jesus Christ!
From Advent calendar to prayer points and devotionals, the 24/7 International Prayer Movement has resources to help the collective Body of Christ unite in prayer for our world. Let us allow God to birth something fresh this season of Advent. One of the major reasons we love the Advent season is because it gives us the intentional pursuit to prepare our hearts, spirits, souls and lives for the celebration of Christ's birth. As we look forward to the close of 2023, let the beauty of Advent be upon us as the Holy Spirit is poured afresh upon the lives of God’s people for the glory of God! Brothers and sisters in Christ, stay blessed, stay encouraged, and stay close to the Savior.
For The Cause of Christ,
Drs. Johnson & Feyi Obamehinti