I had a couple conversations this morning that left me in AWE. I mean real, honest to God stuff that send chills down my spin and gave me goose bumps. It was a "WOW! Yeah God! This is good" kind of moment. By the way, we need more of the those.
The first was an email from a friend that I have been praying for and sharing with for a while. They shared some breakthrough. God has been working in their heart and in others around them. They have found victory and some stuff to celebrate that is huge. I mean big. Though you don't know their names, would you pray for them? God knows them well.
The second was in a phone conversation with Dave Ohlerking who leads Children's Cup. Dave and Jean will be coming to visit The Community soon, and the things that I heard during that phone conversation blew me away. God is in the business of blessing people, making ministries successful and doing more than we often expect. What I heard (which I can't share...yet) was so exciting. I have only known these folks for a short time. But my heart is drawn to the kids they are serving in Africa. Right now they are building a Dream Center in Mbekeweni, Swaziland. A Dream Center is place where people have their dreams filled as their needs are met. Children's Cup establishes Care Points where children, many of them orphans, are ministered to, taught and loved on by folks in Jesus' name. Great stuff.
It is heading toward the end of the week, and my mind is rolling with stuff that only God can do. God is filling my dreams and filling me with dreams. Know what fuels my dreams? It is stuff like this. Hearing stories about what God is doing and how lives are being changed.
Let me give you one more. Little Alyssa is almost 10 years old (she will be this month). Her grandma met our church through Angel Tree ministry last Christmas, and the grandma met Jesus, asked him into her heart last February. I had the great blessing of baptizing this precious lady last May. Yesterday afternoon Aylssa asked Jesus into her heart. One of those "angels rejoicing in heaven" kind of moments. This is so good. God is into changing lives.
So, I want to give you these 3 stories to help you have some "WOW! Yeah God! This is good" kind of moments! I love it ...
Luke 15:32 (nlt) --- We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!'"
Proverbs 11:10 (nlt) ---The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed;
Ephesians 3:20 (nlt) --- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.