Monday, August 11, 2008

An Exciting Harvest

Summer is slowly fading away and today the fade was highlighted by rain. Summer is always nice; however, it is always nice to get back to school and back to a regular schedule. I am excited about the possibility of the next few months but not just because of school.

It kinda seems like a 'season' of our church is fading away. Fading not in a bad way, but in the way that has to be for a new season to begin. I am so excited about the 'newness' that seems to be budding up all around us. It almost seems out of place to use spring analogies as fall closes in.

In September we will be starting a new children’s ministry at our church. I find myself wanting at least another three ‘summer’ months to give myself completely to our new endeavor. I find myself with too many ideas for too little time!

Last night we had an incredible service. After choir practice I walked into the prayer room and noticed a difference in Bro. Holley’s prayer. It is funny how you get to ‘know’ someone’s spirit. It is almost as if everyone of us seem to have our own unique gift of the Holy Ghost.

Like my previous pastor, I didn’t know what he was praying for but I recognized he was burdened with something. I started saying to God, “I don’t know what he is praying, or what burden it is, but let me help carry it.” When talking after service it seemed that many others did the same.

It wasn’t but a few moments into the service when God began to move. Life Tabernacle stretched herself upward and God’s hand brought us to another level before the conclusion of the service. It was a fantastic service that ended with much rejoicing.

I am excited… excited about the future, excited about what is to come, excited about the Harvest!


Mandy said...

Amen! It is exciting to see what God is doing and Sunday was awesome! You just can't get much better than an old-fashioned prayer line!

Karla said...

Amen! I'm still amazed at the power that was felt in the Sunday night service. Can't wait to see what all God is going to do!!!

Gene Holley said...

Thank you for being sensitive and helping carry the load. I appreciate your burden and ability to push in the Spirit. Looking forward to the new fall!

janet anglin said...

Amen again! You know, I've been feeling the same way as you. It just feels like something is in the air, and the fog is lifting, and we will see what God has for us. Sunday was better than any campmeeting I've ever been to!!