Yesterday was a very uplifting day and we experienced a powerful time of prayer at both of my churches. God is obviously ready to do more through us in our community, if we will take the next right steps. As a bonus, we received some much needed rain overnight. As for my musings …
-I anointed, and prayed for the healing of 13 people in total from both of my churches. The sight of people surrounding and laying hands on their friends as we all prayed for each person was a powerful experience. I loved the support from those who came forward and prayed with those who came forward for healing. Last Sunday I preached on using our freedom in Christ to pray in all situations. Yesterday we stepped out in obedience to James 5:14.
-There was a wonderful spirit in our worship times yesterday. I believe the anticipation of our prayer time contributed to the sweet spirit. Why don’t we come to worship with that same type of anticipation, that God is going to show up in a powerful way, each time we gather together to worship?
-The building of my 10:30 church is being transformed in preparation for our Vacation Bible School which begins next Monday. The platform has been transformed to look like an inventor’s workshop. We have tools, rockets, robots and even giant Lego pieces.
-I am excited for my son, and his family, because tomorrow their kids will all be with them at the same time for the first time in about 11 months. They had 1 in college and 2 in a missionary boarding school since last August. I imagine there will be some rejoicing and storytelling going on. There might even be some moisture in the eyes of the parents.
-Yesterday we looked at the freedom to serve others that we have as followers of Christ. I am excited to see people seeking more ways to serve the people around them.
-We had a good number of children in attendance yesterday at my 10:30 church. That is awesome!
-One of the greatest things that takes place through our Vacation Bible School is the dozens of adults, and youth, who serve the children. The relationships that come from serving together are often very meaningful. We also communicate to the children, and their families, that kids are important to us.
-I am praying fervently for the spiritual impact on the lives of children during VBS. Will you join me in this prayer?
-I am looking forward to the chaos and energy that will be a part of VBS.
-We have been in a bit of drought the past couple of months. The rain that came during the night and this morning was very refreshing. Even if some winds came with the rain and knocked down part of a privacy fence around our deck.
Here’s hoping you find a new way to serve this week.