Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday Morning Musings ...

As I wrote yesterday, Wow! We had a great day in the Lord. First, understand that we were under a winter storm advisory, or something like that, we awoke to seeing the streets, sidewalks and driveways covered in ice. But the ice was a bumpy surface that really wasn't that slippery and it broke up with any type of ice melt or salt on it, but nearly every other church in our town canceled services. We forged ahead and by the end of services the streets were nearly clear. We only 11 fewer in attendance than the Sunday before. The Spirit was great in the morning service. You could just tell that people were receptive and that God was working. Right after I prayed someone stood and gave a great testimony, then another, then another, then another and then another. Now this is not the norm for us, we are always open to this but it is not the norm. The testimonies led me right into the message. People were more attentive than I have ever seen at this church. I had an invitation to respond to God's moving as the service closed and the altars were nearly full and then an equal number of people came to pray with and encourage those who had come forward. The prayer time was powerful and the conversations afterward were uplifting. Wow!

God is really doing something in our midst. I made sure I thanked that first person, who stood and testified, for their obedience to the Lord's leading. On top of all that we had a strong offering which we desperately needed. As you might imagine I was really flying, stoked, pumped up, jacked up, or insert your own favorite phrase for someone who is really fired up.

In the evening we had a service planned that was to be a community service of singing. Where the other churches joined together, with some special numbers from several churches and times of congregational singing. But with churches canceling there morning services only 10 people from other churches attended and only one special number came from outside our church. We had more of our own people than normally on a Sunday evening and we had a great time in the Lord. Then to top it off, we got out earlier than people expected since we short a few special numbers.

All in all, Sunday was a great day. I can't wait to see what God is going to do this week. I am anticipating another great time with Lord. Isn't that part of the key to having a great day in the Lord?

Here's hoping that you recognize God's presence today and see what He is doing around you. Wow!


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