Have you ever taken God at his word and asked him for a strange yet direct request? That’s what Mt Vernon Church is doing. Even if you don’t attend our church, we’d love for you to say a short prayer with us today.
Here’s the backstory: several years ago, Mt Vernon moved forward with a vision (called the Imagine Campaign) to change the way it did church to reach the next generation for Christ. Part of that vision was renovating and upgrading its preschool facilities so that young families would have a quality environment to bring their kids. A new building was built, and the vision has been fulfilled. If you’ve been to Mt Vernon recently, we’re crawling with young families, literally! Every week new families come and join our church. One of their most consistent praises is the high quality of our preschool and children’s environments.
In fact, the vision has been filled almost too well. We’re running out of space. The past several weeks we’ve been at max capacity in our preschool environment. And with fourteen moms (that we know of) that are currently pregnant, we won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Space problems are a great problem to have.
Here’s a bad problem to have: we still owe $1.3 million debt on the preschool building. We need to pay that debt off, soon. We’re beginning to max out of our current facilities, but we can’t expand anymore until we pay off what we’ve already built. That’s why Mt Vernon is going through the Imagine 40 Day Prayer Challenge.
I believe in a big God who can do big things. So, we’re taking God at his word and asking him boldly to provide the resources to pay off the Imagine debt. Every day, we claim a promise in Scripture and apply that in faith towards our debt.
Here’s today’s Scripture and prayer. Wherever you are, whenever you read this, I’d love for you to pray this on our behalf:
“For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine” (Psalm 50:10-11). Since God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, ask Him if He would sell a few and put those resources towards our Imagine debt.