By Tom Savage
It is early Tuesday morning. Like any Tuesday morning there is much to ponder and many things “on the plate” for the day. Several weeks ago, our Team Leader for Missional Support, Dr. Rick Hillard, asked me to consider being our State Prayer Coordinator. Time has passed and just recently I said “yes” to his request. For quite a while I have been serving as the Southwest Regional Prayer Coordinator. Some of you knew that.
Now that I have agreed to take on this new privilege and responsibility, the task ahead is an important one and an enormous one. State Prayer Coordinator. If I think too deeply about that I am paralyzed. Surely, a person who agrees to this must be a professional pray-er. Surely, he must be able to tell preachers, teachers, and denominational leaders how to improve their own personal prayer lives. Surely, he must “have it all together” in this area. If all that is true, then I must resign even before I begin. However, like many of you, I am a pilgrim on a journey.
I am not a professional pray-er. I am a pilgrim on a journey who is willing to pray for you and a host of other leaders, pastors, and fellow pilgrims. Our State is small compared to Texas, California, or Florida, but it is huge in importance and in need. Even as I write this, I know there are many needs and many opportunities to advance the kingdom of God from Indiana.
As I begin this journey and this task, one prayer of the Apostle Paul keeps pounding in my heart. “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23).
Whether you are a pastor, a member of one our SCBI churches, a leader in our Convention work, or a seeker who has happened onto this page, that is my prayer for you; that you would be blameless. Keep walking with the Lord. Keep short accounts of sin. Keep pressing on. If I can pray you, let me know. Keep serving the Lord.
Because He Lives,