Monday, September 10, 2007

It's a mixed bag


I love when the spirit of God moves and changes lives. I also brace myself whenever we have a particularly great day in church because I know there will be a great attack of some sort. Usually when a bunch of people get saved or somebody has a breakthrough, no sooner do Larry and I step off the platform and some crazy thing happens.

Today was that kind of day. We had a terrific service...the presence and power of God was so great, but as soon as the service ended we just experienced an assault from the enemy. This time it was not on us personally or the church but some families in the church. I won't share the details here other than to say my prayers are particularly with a few that God will strengthen they and give them extra special wisdom right now. And I rebuke the devil, on their behalf.

This afternoon we ate lunch with Pastor T and Misty and then headed home to clean our house. We hadn't done it yesterday due to the wedding. We had so much to do. I never got out of my church clothes, just came home, took off my shoes and started working right up til the time that people got here for leadership/vision meeting. And it was a good one! They usually are.

While in the meeting, "Timmy's" father called and asked if he could stop by. I was talking to the group at the time but I told Larry when his Dad stopped by he could just take off where I left off. I went out to the front of the house and talked to Timmy and his Dad. He thanked me, hugged me and just shared a little more of the situation. I gave him a church newsletter and our business card and invited them to church. They seem very open to it and said Timmy could start coming to youth group on Wed nights. He seemed very excited. I can't wait!!! He said he would talk to Jordan on the bus about it tomorrow. GOD IS GOOD!

This my friends, is what real Christianity is all about. I hate to burst some people's bubble, but it's really not about whose kid was acting up in Sunday School, who sings the solos, whether or not you like the prices in the cafe, the color of the carpet in the sanctuary, or who hangs out with who. It's about reaching out with love and compassion and reaching a lost and dying world around us.

2 comments:

Michele said...

I am so thankful we have a church that reaches out in love and compassion- I am not sure where Marcus and I would be- Certain people come a long and ask how I am doing or he is doing just at the right time- as if God would speak to their heart- We are truely blessed

Sharon said...

Real Christianity is being able to put out the love of God that has invested in you.
Glad you were able to reach out again to the young boy.