Merge was amazing last night, at the best part was the end, which didn’t go as we had planned. “God in this City” was supposed to be the only song, but there were so many people that 3 songs later and a bunch of musicians on the edge we were all reminded of how awesome our heavenly father is. Hands raised. Singing from the heart. Tears. Confession of broken lives. This was an amazing Merge. God is doing great things and many families in our church are broken or experiencing spiritual amnesia and I would even place myself in their category. We felt God’s tug at our hearts last night and we are hungry for more. Women this weekend will hopefully hear Him loud and clear as our church hosts the Beth Moore simucast (sp?). I hear close to 150 women are coming. WOW!
I am not alone in feeling such a heavy heart lately, I have asked some of my team mates and had some deep conversations and we feel some many times throughout the day to just pray for each other, our church, and the students. Satan has his hand on a few things right now, but God has both hands protecting us. How cool is that.
I want to piggyback on my past post about leaving our idols behind
1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 says this:
8The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
I think we as individuals are realizing that we have been lied to by our culture and we are dropping our idols and looking up.
So bring it on, may we continue to fight through our struggles and may we be awakened and restored.