Awake California is a call to prayer and fasting, a call for the people of God in California to pray for the seven spheres of influence in our society: government, education, media, entertainment, family, church, and business.
These are the areas that affect a society. Thus, these are the things we feel led to pray for. We as believers are called to influence our world wherever we find ourselves, whether it be on the job, in our neighborhoods, in our families, in PTA meetings, or at the park. We are meant to carry to light of Christ and shine in the darkness of this world.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 reads, “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
It is the duty of every Christian to reconcile mankind to the Father. This work was not left only to pastors and people who “work for the church” but to each of us, no matter our line of work or station in life. In each sphere of influence, believers are planted in order to make a difference.
Can you imagine what our government would be like if every believer took their God-given assignment seriously and revolutionized Capitol Hill? What would businesses be like if business owners were not driven by profit only but were Holy Spirit driven people, bringing the good news of the kingdom through their brand? What about schools from preschool to phD level? How different our educational institutions would look if every teacher, student, administrator and so forth that professed the name of Christ would truly realize the mission they are on in those halls. The same for each sphere.
Our world, country, state will be transformed when the body of believers in each sphere of influence truly begins to have an impact. The light shines brightly in the darkness and we are called to be salt and light. Creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Lord please give us the grace and boldness to revolutionize whatever sphere we hold influence. In Jesus’ name. Amen!