'So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. Is not the whole land before you?"'
 
Though an elder to his younger nephew Lot, Abram sought not to pull rank or assert authority over his deceased brother's son. Rather with all courtesy and respect he sought an amicable resolution. It wasn't if I don't like it nobody else will or it's my way or the highway, but instead let's take it all into consideration. Abram realized the God was in control and he wasn't about sweating the small stuff, choosing to go with the flow instead of doggedly insisting having it his way. At times we can get so wound up and inflexible we miss what the Lord has, choosing to have it our way and really missing out, instead of allowing Him to have His best way. Shall we go with the flow of His Spirit?
 
Pastor Russell

Opportunities

Soft Opening - As the president declared the okay for churches to reopen, let's be sensitive as we again begin to gather. Some may still be in a state of isolation, dealing with concerns, others optimistic but cautious, some wanting to move ahead with all diligence. Wherever we are at, let's be sensitive to the needs and cautions of others. No hugs, but knuckle and elbow bumps, spacing out as possible, but households grouped together with everybody masked up. Above all, if any flu like symptoms are being experienced, please stay at home.

Prayer Points

River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.

Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this Covid outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.

COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.