Pestilence Confronted: “A sower went out to sow his seed….”
In CBMC, we prepare ourselves to be able to “sow the seed” in the marketplace, at our place of business, where we are (normally!) everyday. Yet, at this time of the Covid virus when schedules and lives are so different, there are opportunities before us everyday to sow the “word of God.” People are losing hope and they are open to a humble and caring approach. Just this past week I was approached by a “homeless” man who asked me for help. I met his need and then asked him if I could pray for him. He was desperate and lost in life for sure. I prayed about God loving him and his need to seek God and His kingdom first, and he thanked me. Another day I took an Uber and had a chance to talk with the driver. He was a black American guy and we talked about faith and Covid and the current civil unrest. When I asked him (David) if I might contact him for coffee to continue our conversation, he said yes and gave me his personal phone number.
After Jesus told the crowd the parable of the “sower” his disciples asked him what it meant and he said:
“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ (Luke 8:3-14)
My dear CBMC friends, you and I have the greatest secret known to humankind: the “word of God.” God has empowered us to share it so it can impact the lives of others and lead them to Christ. In this time of anxiety, concern and loss of hope you and I have the very words of hope and life and truth. I pray each of us would do the simple thing and sow these seeds in faith and in good soil as we go. And then be prepared to disciple someone too!
Global Prayer Points
As we seek to see our marketplace transformed by the Gospel, join us in prayer this week for the following requests from our Global Leadership.
Africa: Pray for God’s intervention as we fight this virus globally. Pray for God’s protection and preservation of the health of all CBMC members across the world. Pray for the growth of CBMC in Africa, even during these challenging days.
Asia/Pacific: Pray that the virus will not continue especially in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Pray for Malaysia to have a righteous government, political stability, economic recovery and racial harmony.
Europe: Pray that our work will bear fruit and bring many business leaders to Christ. Specific prayer requests can be sent to [email protected]
Latin America: Pray for protection and healing of CBMC families and team members who are in Brazil and Mexico, continued ‘hot spots’ of the pandemic.
North America: Pray for establishing an e-CBMC (next generation) in North America Korean CBMC. Pray that Christian leaders would take the challenge to lead other leaders who need Jesus.
If you have a prayer request, please send an email to CBMC International.