Wednesday October 14 2020
From Senior Pastor Stephen Baxter
Thank you for your sacrifice
|WE DID IT!|
A successful Day of Prayer and Fasting Prayer and fasting unites us.
Thanks for participating in our day of Prayer and Fasting yesterday.
Whether you were at home, work or school, prayed at one specific time or at various points during the day, whether you fasted from food, coffee or chocolate, we were united in drawing near to God in prayer.
During the afternoon, 20 or so people dropped into the Tab. There was the sense that, despite the current challenges the redevelopment is facing, God is using this moment for our good. That we have come so far is a miracle in itself. God will find a way.
A common theme emerging across the afternoon was: “it is good to be brought to our knees.” These words, or words similar, were prayed at times by people, unaware what others had prayed. As we came before God in humility, we were reminded how easy it is to slip into thinking we can do it all, forgetting that apart from God we can do nothing (John 15:5).
A second theme was a sense of anticipation of what God is doing among us, and what this will mean as we move into the new year.
My own personal sense is this was a moment where God got our attention. It’s a reminder that it is not our plans which we ask God to endorse, but God’s mission we have been called to join.
Across the afternoon it was evident there is a quiet confidence that our hope and trust is in God, and that “God has this”. So let’s look forward in hope and expectation of all God will do.
Senior Pastor, Hobart Baptist Church
PS If you were prompted to pray regularly for, contribute, pledge or loan to our redevelopment appeal, please click on the blue button.
At last! We are coming to the end of the redevelopment project here at Hobart Baptist church!
We endeavoured to make the story, not about the building, but about what God wants to do in, through and out of the building.
Now, as we come to the final stages and close to completion, we need to pray that God will get us through the last few hurdles.
Unfortunately, last Friday October 9, we hit another hurdle. It is a significant one, to do with fire safety. We are trusting God for pathway through this.
- Watch the video, just below, to hear me explain a little more
- Scroll down for Fasting Tips, and Prayer Points
Why Pray and Fast?
We’re calling the church to prayer and fasting because we are seeking God for a breakthrough with the current hurdles facing the redevelopment in approvals and finance, and the ongoing future ministry of Hobart Baptist Church.
It is not to “get something out” of God, but instead, to draw close to God and seek the way head. You can pick a timeslot during the day to pray. Or, set your alarm to remind you to pray at regular intervals – perhaps 15, 30, 60 mins or some other time interval.