READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
As you pray this week, thank God that a day is coming when we will see him face to face. As we wait for that day, let us be people who trust in him as we navigate our questions and doubts. Also, continue to pray throughout the week that Room for Doubt will have a powerful impact on the lives of people in our community.
READ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:12 (NLT)
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
During this first weekend of Room for Doubt, our desire needs to be to grow in the knowledge of God. We must accept that we will never know everything about him nor all the answers to our questions until we see him face-to-face. Pray for faith to accept what you will not understand. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you as you lead unbelievers through their doubts and questions.
READ 1 CORINTHIANS 3:6-7 (TLB)
My work was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos’ work was to water it, but it was God, not we, who made the garden grow in your hearts. The person who does the planting or watering isn’t very important, but God is important because he is the one who makes things grow.
Pray for your two for ten — the two people or families that God has laid on your heart to invest in, pray for, and invite to church. Pray that you will do your part to help them make their next step of faith, but also pray that their hearts would be open to hear the Gospel.
READ COLOSSIANS 4:5-6 and 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1 (MSG)
Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
As Christians, we are thankful for Room for Doubt to perhaps answer some of our own questions. But we also want to remember that this is a great opportunity to invite unbelievers to ask their questions. Pray for God to pour his love into you as you share your faith. Pray for wisdom and discernment over the words you speak and the attitudes you convey to those who might question your faith. Pray for grace to admit things you do not know and faith to believe that God is bigger than our doubts.