Pathway’s 40 days of prayer campaign runs from Wednesday, February 14 to Saturday, March 31. Join us as we unite as a church in prayer. Our theme verse for the campaign is 2 Chronicles 7:14. Starting on Wednesday, February 14, join your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ as we all pray together at 7:14am and 7:14pm. Devotionals and prayer topics will be posted on FB and on our website on a regular basis. Be sure to let us know what’s on your mind and heart throughout these 40 days by using #PBCPRAY40 wherever you post!
Steve Jobs was a visionary that impacted the world with his gadgets and marketing genius. It seems that you either loved him or hated him because of his polarizing personality. One aspect of his personality that stands out for me is his Reality Distortion Field. It is a term used to describe how Jobs could spin his own version of reality and get everyone to buy into it, even himself! Walter Isaacson, his biographer, says this about it, “…eagerness to bend any fact to fit the purpose at hand.”
Jesus’ disciples seemed to have been caught up in their own Reality Distortion Field as Jesus was making His way up to Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. Their view of Jesus’ kingship was distorted. They were partially correct that Jesus is the King of Israel, but the inauguration of His kingdom was Spiritual and not yet physical as they assumed. Was this why they acted the way they did when Jesus was arrested—that one would cut off the ear of a servant and then they would all flee? Surely, a mistaken view of the King leads to missteps in life. Whatever their motivations may have been, it wasn’t until after Jesus’ resurrection that they came to see Jesus as the true King. I wonder how it would have played out if the disciples had prayed that night in Gethsemane when Jesus was betrayed. Jesus implored the disciples to pray. He calls us to pray, too so we can view the King rightly.