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Monday, June 02, 2014

Thoughts from the weekend

Thoughts from the weekend:

I got to spend time with my two granddaughters this past Friday.

I could almost write:  "enough said."

It was fun taking them to the zoo - and then watching the movie Frozen together.

Here's what I know about the two girls:  They are the smartest girls in the world, the prettiest girls in the world - and they are always, always right.  :) :)

I know, I know, each grandparent can say the same thing.  :)

Every so often, God visits us on a Sunday morning in a way that we remember for months, if not years to come.

Yesterday morning was that morning.

As I was teaching, I gave my story of how God touched me during my recent illness.

BTW, I forgot to mention that I had a "Pet Scan" (after my surgery) and that the results were that I am cancer free (I have to have check-ups every three months).

As I shared this story during the second service - a brother in Christ came up to me (I was on my knees in celebration of what God did in my life - the congregation as praising God with me).

He went to his knees with me, weeping before God.

He prophesied over me saying that "because you have honored God in your healing, you will be blessed with long life and signs and wonders in your ministry."

I had some men come up and pray with him - and then called the church "to the altar".

What a powerful sense of God's presence as the people of God experienced the manifestations of the Holy Spirit such as:

Falling on the floor - Ezekiel 1:28; 3:23; Daniel 10:9; Revelation 1:17

Shaking, jerking of hand, feet, head or body - Daniel 10:7; Psalms 99:1;  114:7; Jeremiah 5:22; 23:9; Habakkuk 3:16

Groaning/Travailing - Romans 8:26; Galatians 4:19

Deep Bowing - Ezra 10:1; Psalms 35:13,14

Heaving weeping/crying - Nehemiah 1:4; Ezra 10:1; Joel 2:12; Psalms 126:6; Luke 7:37,38

Being still/solemn - Psalms 25:5; 27:14; 37:7; 131:2

Powerful, powerful stuff.

What a privilege it is to see God move.  We need those times (as a church family) in God's presence.

And - you know it is a move of God - I didn't get to give the last 1/3 of my teaching! :)

More visitors Sunday - I encourage everyone to reach out and get to know someone you don't know.

Congratulations to Anna Kirsch for being an Honor Star!

Many thanks to Leisa McNamara and her team for a wonderful Mpact celebration last evening.  We are blessed to have gifted, faithful, dedicated leaders in this important ministry.

I love Jesus and I love you!

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