Saturday: This morning I’m zipping over to Philly, and then by car from there up to Fairless Hills, PA. This will be my umpteenth visit to Calvary Full Gospel Church, smile. This time I’m doing a Saturday evening end-of-year service with them, and then Sunday morning, first day of the New Year. I look forward to having these times with them of positioning our hearts for 2017.
Sunday 4:00 pm: Greetings from the Philly airport, where I am about to board my plane for Minneapolis (and then connect to KC). The Lord’s grace was with us in a rich way this weekend. I was rather uncertain about my message last night because it was somewhat subjective—I spoke about a couple ways that I pray in the Spirit, and gave some details on how these prayers work for me personally. I just didn’t know how the message would translate and be relevant to others. Today I received feedback from several who said the message was very helpful and enlightening for them. And then today the Lord’s grace was strong, and at the close of the message everyone received the anointing of oil and personal prayer. Followed by corporate Communion. The presence of the Lord was strong in both services, and we sensed that the kingdom of God was advanced among us by His enabling grace. I’m so grateful to God!
Besides all that, the affection was very sweet in being reunited with this church family. It’s been 2.5 years since I was with them, and it felt overdue. The love that we share in Christ is just marvelous, isn’t it!
Now I am taking the month of January for prayer retreat. What a privilege to come aside like this and sit at His feet. Ministry will resume for me on Feb. 12.