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Tuesday, January 16 2024
10 AM on Zoom today Huddle resumes! All welcome!
Wed. 10 AM Bread distribution. 6 PM Family Ministries/Adult Huddle begins with dinner. Soups for a chilly night of warmed hearts gathering together to fellowship, study, pray and play. All welcome!
Sat 10-1: Clothing Closet
Good Morning Igniters of Revival Fires! Pray into that and continue to sow lavishly in prayers as you enjoy the abundant life in Christ--living, loving, teaching, leading and praying more and more like Jesus! John 10:10 reminds us that Jesus came so that all who will believe may not only have life but enjoy the abundant life. That's a promise to proclaim today! And as we live that sold out abundant life in Christ, we get to not only witness but be a part of His promised end times revival. PTL! Keep your focus right, your prayers flowing, and your feet following step by step in faith as you enjoy and bring to life this promised abundant life! AMEN!!!
All our devotionals are of worth today, especially as they lead you to be still and spend time with God. But I am only focusing on two: Harvest Prayer's revival prayer for day 16 and Charles Stanley's God's Purpose for Your Life daily devo. What might God be saying to you as you engage Him through these? What will you do about it?
Today in huddle we will probably discuss these and few other things more deeply as we reunite to study, pray, fellowship and plan. Join us! And possibly may do the same tomorrow evening as Family Ministry/Adult Huddle resumes at 6.
For a long time I've been trying to discern exactly how to share what God is saying to me and where He is wanting to lead me and us. He has great plans for each of us and our church that are coming to life and good fruit is budding. He's wanting to (and making some headway as we surrender to Him and His ways) help us grow into the people we were created to be, doing the things He has planned for us as we don Jesus' easy yoke and enjoy His abundant life. He's given us life, new life, and now wants us to grow to experience His abundant life as we live more fully for Him and walk more earnestly in His ways. Help us Lord! Help me! 
Check our Charles' devo below and meditate on this as he put into words all I've been sensing and God has been leading us too. We can love God and enjoy this life, even the promised abundant life, if we choose. What might the abundant life feel like for you? How might you move towards it? Part of it will be living life as if Christ is all that matters, learning to become more like Jesus and allowing Him to live and love through you. Maybe as you contemplate this, He's leading you to know His shalom and promised rest for your souls and to a word or two to focus on this year to help you move towards your fuller potential? Talk to Him about that and process with some others. Are you hungry and thirsty for more? Panting after God's best for you like a deer longing for water? The Satisfier is available and so is His abundant life and so is the joy that comes from the deep soul satisfaction you can know as you grow in Christ and bring Him alive! That's revival as God's Word goes out and doesn't come back void and comes alive in and through you. PTL! Now the challenge is how do we bring this alive to others? Especially the importance of embracing this and choosing well as a child and young adult? Who may God be sending you to encourage with your experiences and these truths as you live your best life and help others towards theirs?
It's time to ignite some revival fires, maybe under your own butt, as you choose Christ's promised abundant life. That's choosing to live and love more like Jesus. Become More in '24! Do More in '24! Love More in '24!
Be Jesus More in '24!!! I'm praying for you! Choose the abundant life and start right now!
Charles Stanley:
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Harvest prayer:

January 16, 2024 - Praying for Revival (Day 16): From Death to Life

Death Valley is an expansive desert in California, known as the lowest, driest, and hottest location in all North America. It is a barren, desolate place that holds the record for the highest recorded temperature in the Western Hemisphere—a mere 134 degrees Fahrenheit!

In 2005, a rare torrential downpour deposited six inches of rain into the cracks of the rock-hard valley floor. Suddenly this lifeless desert blossomed with abundant and gorgeous flowers that had not been seen in 20 years! Dormant seeds, sitting underneath the soil for years and barely hanging on to life, were suddenly awakened when saturated with life-giving rain. The desert was alive, much like the promise of Isaiah 44:3–4: “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.”

This is a picture of revival—when the Spirit saturates a church with God’s Word about God’s Son so that God’s people come alive to His glory in whole new ways.

God Almighty, I praise You for Your heart to pour out water on a dry and thirsty land! Send the refreshing waters of revival in our day! Please show me the areas in my own life, in my family and in my church that need an outpouring of Your Spirit. Saturate each area with Your Word and may a fresh wind of Your Spirit blow across my community and nation to extend the reign of Jesus Christ!

Pr a y e r Po i n t s:

• Praise God for His heart to pour out water on a dry and thirsty land! Ask Him to do it again with refreshing waters of revival in our day.

• Identify places in your own life, your family, and your church that need an outpouring of God’s Spirit—and invite Him to send a torrential downpour!

• Pray for your church to be saturated with God’s Word about God’s Son—and for your congregation to come alive to the glory of Christ.

• Pray for a Christ awakening that changes both your church and society.

• Pray for fresh winds of the Spirit to extend the reign of Christ to your community and nation.

--Adapted from Day 16 by David Bryant: Do It Again, Lord (30 Days of Hope-Filled Prayer for Revival)  compiled and edited by Carol Madison. 

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St. Matthew's EC Church

5th & Ridge Streets
P.O. Box 433
Emmaus, PA 18049
Telephone 610.965.5570


We are learning to live and love like Jesus. 

We are working on becoming who we were created to be and doing our custom made purposes well. 

We are part of the Evangelical Congregational Church

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