Another year is coming to an end and another year is upon us. As we close this year we see the fruits that God has purposed in our lives. We entered last year fasting and praying for God to change our hearts to grow us as a church not physically, but spiritually and emotionally, maturely, healing us and restoring us to the truth of His word, the power of His love in Christ toward us and in obedience to the Holy Spirit. To comprehend our spiritual gifts and calling in humility and love, to serve Christ and each other.  As the Lord leads us in continuing to build upon the rock,  Christ who is our foundation we must turn the corner and begin to dig the wells and build the bridges He has called us to forerun and so we set this year in prayer to the vision God sets before us in 2023…

The Next Generation…. The Harvest is Coming…. scripture says it this way….Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD: that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die, that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD…Psalm 102:18-22, ESV. These are the souls of those that are yet to experience the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. They are ones who are yet to be born again of the Holy Spirit.

On Sunday January 1st New Years Day at our 10:30am Celebration Service we will declare the word of the Lord beginning a 21 Days Fasting and Prayer focused on THE NEXT GENERATION – Children, Youth, Young Adults and  Young Families.  We will be using the book below by Sally Michaels “Praying for the Next Generation as our guide. If you would like to purchase it, it is available on Amazon.ca.  We will also be doing daily readings of scripture and exerts from the book online where you can join us live on Facebook to share experiences and testimonies in the threads. As well we will also be looking to hear these great feats of God in our Sunday Services. So make sure you right them down so they are fresh and let someone on the team know so you can be slotted in to share that day.

On Friday the 20th the eve of our final day of fasting we will be opening up our church for a 24hr prayer vigil for the next generation starting at 10am where we will start with a time of worship and begin our final hours of prayer till 10am Saturday morning… There will be sign up sheets at the church where you can confirm which hours you will be joining. We are hoping that everyone will be there for the final hour of the prayer and worship Saturday morning…

You don’t have to attend Glad Tidings to take part. You can let us know you will be joining through our FB Inbox https://www.facebook.com/gladtidingsworshipcenter.ca or directly to Pastor Maria at maria@gladtidingsworshipcenter.ca

As the last few weeks of December wind down, let us use this Advent season for God to prepare our hearts to make room for Jesus, and making room for Him to stir our hearts for those that He loves and desires to heal and restore to His Kingdom…That He will answer the prayers of this generation that we would see the next generation receive with willing hearts, the baton for Christ – that they will be an anointed unwavering, unrelenting generation for Jesus.  Let us not give up hope and remain steadfast, for we will see the glory of the Lord in the land of the living… His glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Jesus will lift the oppression over this land this territory in which we are His ambassadors, His servants as we stream His glorious light into the darkness… He will set the captives free… He will take the land…

Psalm 78:4, NLT We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.

Ignite us and enflame us by the power of your Spirt Father, as Your messengers of Your great news… in the name of the most glorious One, Jesus Christ.