If there’s a prayer you’ve been praying forever, and you’ve given up on it ever being answered, Mark Batterson, lead pastor at National Community Church encourages us to pray it one more time. For Mark when he prayed that kind of prayer one more time, God healed him. Amazing story! Next, praise is a weapon against the enemy, against our unbelief. Praise reminds us that God is fighting for us, we need only to be still. And finally when the Israelites were ready to cross the raging Jordan river and enter into the land God had promised they only had to do one thing: Put their feet in the water. That’s when God stopped the Jordan. Mark Batterson shares that in the early days of National Community Church their prayer was “Lord we need a drummer!” And God prompted Mark to take a crazy step: Buy a drum set! It’s all about putting feet to our prayers by taking a step of faith when things look bleak and nothing is certain.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.