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Giving Consistent Attention to God

Think through your day.  To whom or what do you consistently give your attention?  Work?  Family?  Friends?  Kids' activities?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Daily News?  Blogs?  Netflix and that favorite "I can't miss it" show?

Does the Lord God consistently have your attention?
Daniel gave attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer.  He did this consistently.

". . . he [Daniel] continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously." (Daniel 6:10b) 

"So I [Daniel] gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes . . . ." (Daniel 9:3) 

Daniel had a close relationship with God.  He was a man who experienced the favor of God and often the favor of men.  He was a man granted great wisdom, insight, and understanding by God.  Was he a spiritual super hero?  I don't think he would have characterized himself that way.  But, he knew there was a God in heaven who reveals mysteries (Daniel 2:28), and he was disciplined to seek Him.  He consistently gave his attention to the Lord God by means of prayer. 

Daniel longed for God so Daniel prayed.

Do you consistently give your attention to God in prayer?
  Perhaps there have been seasons of your life where you gave more consistent attention to God in prayer.  Maybe prayer has been a bit of struggle.  Perhaps you need some help to organize your prayer life. 

Let's use the start of a new year as an opportunity to recommit ourselves to give attention to God in prayer. 
If you need a tool to help with this, I would highly recommend a free app (with no ads) called PrayerMate for iOS & Android.
As you renew the discipline of prayer, would you please pray consistently for us as well?  If so, let us know by clicking here: Become a 5 Minute Prayer Partner.
Men of Simplicity (MOS) Projects

  • MOS Gresham resumed on January 11th.  We have 30 men involved.
  • We will resume the MOS project with Coulee Baptist Association in Washington beginning February 13th.  Mike will teach on the second Saturday of each month at 8:00am in Wenatchee and again at 11:30am in Moses Lake.  Approximately 35 men from 6 churches are expected to participate.   
  • We are also in the early planning stages of a new Men of Simplicity project with Lake Bible Church in Lake Oswego, OR.  They have asked me to meet with their leadership team in February, speak at their men's retreat in April 23, and then, as the Lord leads, to launch the MOS format and teachings through weekly men's meetings on Thursday nights beginning in September.  Your prayers for this are appreciated.
  • Read more about MOS on our website.  
Thank You, Partners

In March of this year, by God's marvelous favor and continued leadership, we will celebrate 15 years of ministry in the Northwest.

Many of you have been active partners with us through some, if not, all of those years.  Not a single year would have been possible without individuals and churches who responded to the Lord's prompting to invest in the kingdom of Christ through Simplicity Ministries®.  You may have invested financially.  You may have invested through prayer.  You may have done both.  Either way, you have been a part of our lives and part of this ministry. 

THANK YOU!  Thank you for loving us!  Thank you for loving those we have served and will serve!  Thank you for loving Jesus and treasuring His Kingdom and His purpose.   
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Upcoming Ministry Events
  • Feb 6   Lake Bible MOS Leadership Vision Meeting -- Lake Oswego, OR
  • Feb 13 Coulee Baptist Association (CBA) - Men of Simplicity (MOS) Gatherings.  8:00 AM at Eastmont Baptist Church, Wenatchee, WA.  11:30 AM - Emmanuel Baptist Church, Moses Lake, WA
  • Feb 14 Preaching AM Service in CBA (tentative)
  • Feb 17 Greater Gresham Baptist Church -- Mania: Junior High Youth Group -- Speaking
  • Feb 19 Open Door Christian Academy -- Troutdale, OR -- Preaching at Chapel
  • Feb 27 MOS Race Day (Go Cart Racing) -- Gresham, OR
  • Each Monday Men of Simplicity -- Gresham, OR
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