Friday Evening Gifts

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Friday Evening Gifts

 

Can you hear it? Maybe it’s a melody, a guitar being strummed, the melodic sounds of a saxophone, a clean joke that generates a belly laugh, maybe even a concert or an entire performance of a comedian, a virtuosi violinist or several playing together, the sounds of the wind, a storm, the voice of an angel or an opera singer, the voice of a Christian artist or those words to that song that make you think of that special someone, a beautiful dance, drums being beat to a rhythmic sound, these and more are great gifts. Gifts not meant to be worshiped or the one performing to be worshiped. This is where man takes and perverts these gifts, but that is not the only place  perverts them.

Man, also, perverts them in the same way when He classifies the gift as either Godly or Satanic,  while all the created can be used in a way that does not honor God, all gifts come from the same source. When we classify these gifts themselves as either/or we rob the giver of the gift of His glory for giving the gift. For the giver of all talent, all abilities, all good gifts is the same one that gives to all the common grace to get out of bed in the morning.

God is the same one who gives the grace to appreciate these gifts and the same grace that inspires a Christian author to be overwhelmed by the touch of His glory through a guitarist playing a beautiful piece, that others might classify as an unGodly song. God intends all of His gifts to bring us deep joy, a joy that causes us to focus on the His wonder, to be amazed by His Being and most of Him to make known His glory through loving others.  

It is with this hope that World Prayr begins it’s Friday evening Concert Series. We will work to bring a different artist covering many of these gifts listed each and every Friday evening. Sometimes they will be a long piece, sometimes a short piece. It is our prayer that as you watch, listen, humm, reflect, praise, laugh, that you will most of all be overwhelmed with a God that delights in giving good gifts so that His children, His elect are overwhelmed with His love. May it also even in the midst of a belly laugh bring a tear to your eye as you are overcome, with the love of God. Then may such love inspire you to glorify God by telling others. 
*In case you missed last week, enjoy this new take on a beautiful old time favorite hymn here>>>
 

 
 

World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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