5/21 Days of Prayer

James 5:16 (NKJV)

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

When I worked at the fire department, I worked an entire morning with a booger in my nose. The guy I was working with saw it but neglected to tell me it was there! When we got back to the station a friend of mine nonchalantly commented, “Sparks, you have a booger in your nose.” I asked the guy I was working with, “Why didn’t you tell me?” He responded, “I just thought it was funny.”

The truth is we all have “boogers.” We all have things in our life that we can’t see. These flaws come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. Unlike a booger, some of these blindspots can cause major setbacks and impact your destiny.

We need people in our lives who will see our blindspots. Community Groups are an amazing way to connect with people and develop authentic relationships that will point out the issues in our lives that we can’t see. I want to challenge you as your pastor to make Community Groups a priority this semester. Don’t just sign up – go! Make going weekly your goal.


God, help me to find real and authentic relationships. Help me to surround myself with people that will point out the areas in my life that need to change and help me to commit to that change and that process. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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