Dan McConchie, vice president of government affairs at Americans United for Life, was riding his motorcycle through a suburban intersection when a car came into his lane and pushed him into on-coming traffic. When he woke two weeks later in a Level 1 trauma center, he was a mess. Six broken ribs deflated left lung, broken clavicle, broken shoulder blade, and five broken vertebrae. Worst of all, amidst all the broken bones, he had a spinal-cord injury that left him a paraplegic. The neurosurgeon told his wife that it would be a “miracle” if he’d ever walk again. Eight years later Dan is still in a wheelchair. “What I learned,” Dan said, “is that this life isn’t for our comfort. Instead, the purpose of this life is that we become conformed to the image of Christ. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen when everything is unicorns and rainbows. It instead happens when life is tough, when we are forced to rely upon God through prayer just to make it through the day. That is when he is most at work in our lives molding us into who he designed us to be.” “My prayers are different today than they were eight years ago. Back then, I looked at God like Santa Claus. I asked him to send nice things my way. Now, I have one prayer that I pray more than any other: ‘Lord, may I be able to say at the end of today that I was faithful.’” (Dan McConchie, “Prayer and Faith in the Midst of Personal Tragedy,” Washington Times – 03.22.16)
What are your prayers like? Does it seem to always take a tragedy to get you to pray consistently to the Lord? Learn more about helping others by listening: http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/. Study Guide: Exodus 14c10 (Rea Sea Rule #4) (Study Guide). And join us next Sunday, October 14 for: The X Red Sea Rules.
Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.
Spend time with the Lord: at least 20 minutes a day praying for 18 individuals.
Monday, October 8: Today’s reading: Psalm 41
Keep Praying for the Crossdirection Fall Retreat – October 5-8
Tuesday, October 9: Today’s reading: 1 John 1
Wednesday, October 10: Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 9
Bible Buckaroos (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm
Challenger’s Class (5th—6th) @ 6:45 pm
Crossdirection (7th-12th): Does God Exist? @ 6:45 pm
Men’s Prayer & Study Group: Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit? @ 6:45 pm
Women’s Prayer & Study Group: Building Your Strengths @ 6:45 pm
English Second Language Class @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 11: Today’s reading: Proverbs 10
Friday, October 12: Today’s reading: Romans 1
Saturday, October 13: Today’s reading: Exodus 35
Sunday, October 14: Today’s reading: Amos 4
Sunday School @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am
@ 9:15 am – Ashley Blagburn & Judy Posner
@ 10:30 am – Lori Jennings, Andrea Shanks & Sharon Johnson
Community Worship @ 10:45 am – The X Red Sea Rules
Community Groups gathering at various days, times and places. (see http://www.collincreekchurch.org/community-groups/)
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