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Always make a place for wonder and mystery to be present in your life and ministry. Without the presence of these two elements, our faith can become predictable and lifeless.

When the Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost, two questions were posed in Acts 2: “How can this be?” (v.7, NLT) and “What can this mean?” (v.12) These questions reflected the supernatural environment of faith. Never attempt to navigate through a season of life where these two questions are not being asked.

All of us long for something more than just the tangible, predictable and explainable. We want an encounter with the God who is larger than the moment and transcends the limits of time and human intellect.

Never settle for an expression of faith void of wonder and mystery. Contend for those things above and beyond what we can comprehend, hope or dream. This is a hallmark of a supernaturally transformed life.

This Week’s Prayer Focus [5 in 5]

Personal Prayer

1. If you are not sensing wonder and mystery in this season of life, take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see what cannot be seen with natural sight.

2. Pray with your ministry team that each of you would develop a new hunger and passion for the presence of God. Together, begin to pursue a fresh encounter with the Spirit.

3. Ask the Lord to remove any obstacle of human performance that may be robbing you of the refreshment that comes when wonder and mystery are present in your life and ministry.

Foursquare Focus

4. Pray for Foursquare districts as fall conferences begin this week. Ask the Lord to bring a fresh vision and environment of growth in each Foursquare district. 

5. Ask the Lord to guide our Foursquare Church family as we begin our presidential-selection process.

Share your thoughts. See comments below, and add your own.

is an assisting minister at Living Waters (Medford Foursquare Church) in Medford, Ore.