My allotment partner Bernard called round earlier with this photo to put on the blog. His GOOD NEIGHBOUR attributes have been recognised and he received an award.
Carole Foster is also a good neighbour of a different sort, and so are those who follow Sandy Sargeants maps in the Envoy and pray with Gillian , David and Betty, Ann,Vera and others every Monday afternoon in St Johns at 3.30pm.
Let me explain;
Since reading The Grace Outpouring I have actually turned my whole life attitudes around. I am no longer upset by neighbours high on skunk ,abusive and threatening . For months now I have been praying blessing into their homes. I have a new love for them , which is not of my own making. In the Monday prayer group the initiative to pray for all the streets of Filey has been going for many months. This coming month includes all the streets I walk to the shops every day . I can pray for each house as I pass.
Christians from the States, Carole has been praying for this street for 9 Years, pleading the blood of Jesus over it and praying blessing into each home. It was thrilling for her to go then at the beginning of the month and actually see the street itself.
She told me at Family Service this morning that she had some customers from Wath on Dearne. She felt the Holy Spirit enboldening her to tell of the movement to pray for streets. Not just streets in Filey , not just streets in Jerusalem , but for Christians to pray for all streets , all neighbours, all neighbourhoods EVERYWHERE.
So as we may give practical help to our neighbours, lets also pray a blessing into each of the streets where we live, into each house and flat and caravan and care home. Pray for the streets on Sandy's map, but above all for your own street. Pray for all your neighbours, those you know, and those you dont. God knows all their names, and loves each one.
I opened my Summer 13 New Wine magazine yesterday, to the article Reaching the local Community one step at a time. Could the Roc Model work for us in Filey? Anyone who knows of the work done in Bridlington at Christ Church knows that a church needs to put its money and actions where its mouth is, so that Jesus can bring HIS kingdom to our broken world,and start to let HIM bring about community transformation.