“My Sheep Listen to My voice; I know them and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
This is a scripture that just resonates “safe and secure” with me. My God loves me. He longs to bless me. And when I take time to Stop what I’m doing, Drop to my knees and listen for His voice, my heart leaps as it overflows with knowledge, real deep understanding of what His love means, what His wisdom for my live entails. It creates in me that sense of; I know that I know that I know. How sweet it is.
Sunday morning I had the privilege of sharing a message to wrap up the Renewed series. The series began when Cory shared a collection of scriptures for us to study throughout the month as we turned our whole selves over to God for the renewing of our Heart, Mind, and Spirits. Other messages in the series included Matt sharing on the renewing of our Mind, Cory teaching on Giving God Control. All of this leading up to the Spiritual Renewal weekend.
This past weekend we had a marvelous time as a church family, coming together on Friday and Saturday night. Matt taught on renewing the wineskin, Kristen taught on putting ourselves in a position to have our hearts renewed in the Holy Spirit. There were times of focused listening prayer on Saturday. I know people were healed – I was one of them. The highlight for me was to see so many people operating in the gifts that God has graced them with. Some were teaching, some were praying, some were ministering to hurting friends, some were worshiping – and the list goes on.
None of this happens by luck. It all takes planning and a willingness of everyone to contribute their part. And it all starts when a small group gather in prayer seeking God’s direction for the messages and experiences at Celebration. To receive that direction we have learned to Stop what we are doing, Drop to our knees and listen with our whole being. Then we Roll on with what we’ve heard. We hope that you enjoyed this series. We certainly enjoyed sharing it with you.