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Day One  

“The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who  testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus  Christ.” Revelation 1:1-2  As we begin our 21 Days of Prayer, I want more from God, not less. My desire for our season of prayer at NewLife is more of God and less of me. We are still in the pandemic of Covid and can give thanks that most of us have survived without serious damage.  There is one thing that can be said about a pandemic — it is a great priority adjuster! If there is one thing we have learned in 2020 is all priorities were suddenly different. A  pandemic is admittedly a scary event as is also, of course, a great hurricane, such as the  East Coast recently went through. The reason these natural disasters frighten us is that they are entirely out of our control. We have nothing to say about them. They come when they want to; they do what they want to, and there is nothing we can do about it. It awakened much fear among the people, and fear makes us often change our minds about what is important in life. What have you learned in this pandemic? What has this pandemic taught you about your faith?  

The book of Revelation reveals or unveils that which has been hidden. This revelation from Jesus Christ brings light to our darkness. In other words, the purpose of this revelation is to reveal not conceal God’s plan in redemptive history. God has a plan and purpose for this pandemic. God’s plan is to adjust our priorities. God’s purpose is to change our minds about what is important. When God becomes our first priority then everything in our lives revolves around Him. Jesus’s testimony becomes our testimony.  I’m praying for you this morning as you prepare your heart for worship. Pray for our worship team. Pray for God’s presence to be exalted in our worship at NewLife. Pray for more of God, not less.