This is a picture of the cross that stands high on Mt. Roberts overlooking Juneau. Historically, a wooden cross was placed there by Catholic missionaries (this is a reproduction). But this day, I am trusting God that it is signifying a deeper reality: that more and more people are coming to Jesus.
I thank You that lives have been changed here, that through the challenges and the spiritual warfare, You have always made Yourself known. I pray for the broken, the hurting, the hopeless, the wandering… I pray that they come to know You and the transforming power of Your grace.
You are worthy of the praise and adoration of Juneau, Alaska. May we be the light that you have called us to be here. May we reach even when our arms are tired and our legs are weary, trusting You for the strength to carry on. May we be a refuge and a haven for the struggling and weary. May the testimonies that come out of these days be some of the most powerful we’ve ever known.
You have created us and commissioned us to be a blessing. I ask that You would further empower and embolden us by Your Holy Spirit to do just that.
You have great plans for this city. They are not based on man’s wisdom or abilities, but on Your eternal word and unchanging truth. We commit ourselves to you and seek to be faithful with what You’ve given us. Systems have failed. Structures have failed. Religion has failed, but I believe therefore I speak, in Juneau, more and more people are coming to Jesus.
And it’s in His name, I pray… Amen and so be it.
I love this song and also make it part of my prayer this morning (and for more Sweet P’s head over to Tea with Tiffany).
I believe in the value of others in this journey of life and faith, and I want to connect with other people, connect others in real ways, and connect everyone I come across to Him. I have a beautiful wife, Andrea, and four wonderful children (and we are also a foster family). I'm the lead pastor of Breakthrough Church in Juneau, AK where we get the opportunity to practice authentic community and live for a vision bigger than ourselves. I also run a website development company called Spark2Flame where I help others reach their full potential online.