May 15, 2007

A Day at the Lake

Today I went with the rest of the pastors from our church to Cane Creek Park for a time of prayer. It was a beautiful day. We gathered around some picnic tables and listened as Rob laid out for us several of the giants we are facing at Southbrook Church. It is so exciting to hear about all of the opportunities and challenges ahead. He challenged us to go off for an hour and pray individually about these issues. So we did. I walked, read the Bible, and prayed for the next hour. Confessing sin and seeking God's face.

We reconvened and several shared their insights, and how God was speaking to them. Then we headed back into town for lunch.

I love days like today. I love to just get away from the normal routine and pray and read God's Word. It's important. And it is truly amazing to me that God actually hears and responds to our prayers. We know we have a big job to do, but do we have enough faith to move forward? We know there are giants in our path, but can we step up with our little slingshots and nail them in the forehead? The answer is "No!" We can't do it, not alone. We have to have faith. We have to trust God. In and through His power much will be accomplished.

I can't wait to see how God is going to knock down these giants.
That's all for now. If you're dying to know more about who, or what, these giants are, then plan on joining us on the weekends for the next five weeks as Rob leads us through our next series - "Facing the Giants." This is going to be an amazing time here at Southbrook.

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