Nest week (yes, it really is that soon), I’m off to General Synod, to report on what is going on there from the Anglican Essentials perspective.
The picture I was given the other day spoke of a modern army tank brigade setting off for the battle, armed and armoured – against a stronghold of the enemy. Now, what was impressed upon me is that any modern army requires copious amounts of fuel – think gallons per mile rather than miles per gallon!
This fuel is essential to be able to manouever, flank, attack or retreat! A tank brigade without fuel is a sorry sight indeed – you may be armed and armoured but nevertheless you cannot do anything.
Put simply, our fuel is prayer. Without it we will not be able to function. Truth be told, I have a serious antipathy to this time. Moving in the prophetic seems to make it harder when standing against the kind of evil rampant in the Church. You are open in a way that burns, both outwardly and inwardly.
So, we need you! You might not be on the front lines in this particular battle, but nontheless you are essential. Apathy and indifference are two of the sleep drugs our enemy will love to slip into our drink.
Be sober, alert and aware, and please be our fuel trucks!!