Just wanted to give a quick update about our FLOOD worship service last night. Let me try to explain it in three words: "OH MY GOODNESS!!!!" It was explosive. Here are the reasons I was so pumped after it:
1). We changed things up a bit with intermixing teaching and praise and the people followed right along.
2). We saw three young ladies stand up to surrender to Jesus (that never gets old).
3). Toward the end of the evening during the worship time, I saw a number of people come forward and kneel at the step, dealing with whatever they were dealing with. The beautiful thing was to see so many from the FLOOD family come alongside of them, with no prompting from anyone around them except the Holy Spirit, and pray with them. It is a beautiful thing to see a number of people kneeling before the Lord, each one of those people with a support crew of at least 3 people kneeling with them and praying for them.
This Holy Spirit series is blowing our minds. The first week we looked at who the Holy Spirit is. Last night we looked at what he does. Next week we look at the Holy Spirit through us.
Why have I waited so long to study and preach on the topic of the Holy Spirit? This series has changed my life because I finally have a small glimpse of what this verse means:"If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit" (Galatians 5:25, ESV). I'm absolutely blown away by the freedom that I am experiencing since I've been studying and praying through this series. That freedom comes directly from the Holy Spirit (read 2 Corinthians 3:17).
Thank you so much for your prayers. The fact that it is still the middle of August and we are seeing growth and life-change happening is so exciting. I'm even more convinced now than ever before: THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!