Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Just Along for the Ride

The most incredible thing imaginable is happening to our church family. We are becoming a TEAM. We just had our first logistical meeting and as a result, Sunday went pretty smoothly.

Suddenly we have a lot more young people attending. Four children and three teens may not sound like much, but with our past history, that is a huge influx. Four more teens are planning to attend next week and now we have to put together a ministry for teenagers.

Wow! How did this happen?

New faces continue to come and this time they are coming with hearts that are hungry and ready for the word of God. Once again I had to abandon the planned lesson and move with the spontaneous flow of the Holy Spirit.

More and more I’m getting my heart in sync with what God wants to do in our gatherings. It’s been almost a year since our Bishop gave us a prophetic word about putting on a new strength. Now we are watching it come to pass, week by week.

As long as I stay out of the way, God can have HIS way. I have learned my lesson over the past seven years. I cannot do anything to bring to pass what God alone has to do to heal the brokenness in this community.

All my efforts have been exhausted. We have no reputation to uphold. We have nothing to prove to anyone. All that matters now is the Lord God Himself. At this point, I’m just along for the ride.