Today I am the guest writer for the weekly Prayer Letter. For those who don’t know I have recently taken on the role of Deputy Secretary of Surrey’s CPA having been on the fringe of Surrey’s CPA for some time and have been a cop for 17 years!
As I glance back over my time in Surrey Police I have been through many challenges and seen numerous changes but there is one thing that hasn’t changed – God’s faithfulness in fulfilling his promising and knowing what is best for me.
Being a Christian is challenging (in the police and outside) but I have been encouraged and reminded by a number of key bible verses that I should be willing to show my faith in action and declare my love for Christ when the opportunities are there. Not that this is what saves me but is something I want to do in response to being saved through Christ.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 (ESV)
Can I encourage you to be bold for the gospel and the name of Christ?
I will be praying for us that we will be.
Areas for Prayer:
- Thank God for the Big Church Day Out in Sussex. A number of officers & staff from Surrey, Sussex and the Metropolitan Police attended the Big Church Day Out. Thanks to all involved and appears that a great (busy) time had by all!
- Pray for those officers going through Promotion Process (Sergeant & Inspector): a stressful time for all!
- Thank God for Alice (I’m sure you already do and I can imagine what she’ll say to me for writing this!) for her faithful service to us all.
If you wish to forward prayer requests please do!
Every blessing in Christ.