Thank you for your responses to last week’s PL. I love the idea that the Bible slot was used to encourage the House Group of one of our Officers.
For Prayer this week please
• I am aware of N and C both unable to work due to stress and illness. They would love to be back in action, leading their Teams.
• Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, continues to expand her workload. She has expressed her keenness for us to Pray for her. I have just read the following quote written by Olivia; “Outside of work, besides being involved in sports with my son; I play the piano to a distinctly average standard at my local Church”. May you be a Blessing Ma’am to those in the Service, but also receive a Blessing yourself. Being a pianist at Church myself, I know what a joy it is to be allowed to lead people in Worship.
• Continued Prayer for Sussex, Surrey, and the forces of London that receive this PL, especially remembering the immediate future as a new Commissioner takes up their position very shortly in the Metropolitan Police.
Following a conversation with an Officer this last week about the story of David and Goliath – in the context of life being a battle both in and outside the Force; I went back to my Bible and had another look at this well-known story. Did David really need 5 stones? Did he not trust God as he – David stepped out to kill Goliath with the first stone? I guess he always went prepared with more stones than he needed because of the day to day work he faced out in the wild, caring for his sheep. David had killed a lion and a bear, single handed.
This story spoke loud and clear to me – I must be prepared as a Christian in today’s world. So I am leaving this question with you as I have questioned myself – “What do I need to do to be prepared to face the world and its daily battles as a Christian?”
1Sam: 17.40 “Then David took his shepherd’s staff, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s pack, and with his sling in his hand approached Goliath”.
I am working on the above question I asked myself. At the moment I have come up with 4 headings leading towards my preparedness. Perhaps I don’t need 5?
As ever you are in my daily Prayers.
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May you know God’s covering as you face every day/night.
Finally, thank you so much for who you are and what you do. I so admire you and honour you.