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Psalm 62:5 (GNT) – I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him.

Psalm 127: 1-2 (GNT)- If the Lord does not build the house, the work of the builders is useless; if the Lord does not protect the city, it does no good for the sentries to stand guard.It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to be late. For the Lord provides for those he loves while they are asleep.

The Well Community Church has a space problem. Yes, it’s a good problem, but it’s still a problem. We want more people to hear about Jesus, to know what it means to follow him, and we want to make the name of Jesus known in Silver Spring and beyond. We feel like we’ve done what we can to get into a new space. However, this situation presents us with a great opportunity to passionately seek the Lord. To confess our dependence on him and our need for him to do what only he can do.

No matter what the situation, we depend on God. I love the way the Good News Translation says it: “I depend on God alone.” Our relatively small problem with space reminds us of our ever present need for God and the hope that is found in him only. So we seek God. We ask him to show up. We pray fervently for his hand to work in the midst of our church because unless he builds it, the work is useless. I would like to encourage and challenge you to spend time this week praying for God to move, confessing our dependence on him, and asking him to be behind everything we do.

For those up for the challenge, I would also invite you to spend some time fasting. Let’s join together and fast from Friday night to Saturday night. You may not be able to participate those exact times, but I still ask for your participation this week as we seek the face of God. May God’s will be done in our lives and in the life of this church as we place our complete dependence on him. “For the Lord provides for those he loves while they are asleep.”

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