Reflecting on yesterday is an enjoyable exercise today. Yesterday was a good day. Many things went into it being such a good day. Some of the reasons are …
-The spirit in our time of worship was outstanding. This was not because everything went smoothly, there were many glitches, but none of them negatively impacted the atmosphere.
-I was honored to be able to introduce a newborn baby, just 8 days old, to the congregation. It is one of those meaningful moments given the back story of the baby’s birth and how long this couple prayed to have a child. It was fun and very moving. And hey, it is church growth also.
-There were a couple of first time attenders. Both of whom were invited by people in the church. They didn’t just show up, they didn’t come because of an ad, an event or because of our marketing. They came because a friend invited them. I love when that happens.
-We had a very meaningful time of prayer in the service and people are beginning to courageously open up about needs in their life.
-We had a great spontaneous time of several people sharing testimonies of God’s faithfulness in their life. That was awesome!
-People seemed very engaged during the sermon and several responded to the call to be “devoted” followers. To move beyond being curious or interested and be devoted to Christ and to live so that their actions demonstrate this devotion.
-Both of the small groups that met last night had some great times of sharing and discussion. The group that meets at our house was once again inspired to not only do our study time but to hang around until we had solved some major situations that our world is facing. I love this group.
-More supplies came for the back to school backpack project that we are participating for families in our community. I love the generosity of our people.
-A wonderful young lady in our church became engaged to a great young man yesterday. We are rejoicing with them.
-We had some big sound problems yesterday and we won’t be able to do a lot about the issues that created the problems until we are able to replace a lot of our sound system. The good news is that we are not allowing that to be an excuse to do things poorly in worship. I love the attitude of our people.
-My wife and I are going to be able to get away for a few days of vacation soon and we will celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary while we are away. We are looking forward to some days of relaxing and refreshing. How great is it that after 39 years we still love to spend time together.
Here’s hoping that you have some great things to reflect on this Monday. Thanks for glancing at this post, I know you are busy and have many things clamoring for your attention. For you to take a few moments and read my musings means a lot to me.