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Rob Westbrook

Rob Westbrook

Rob Westbrook

Sunday Special

September 21, 2008, by Rob, category blog

What a great day at LifePointe! The place was just filled with God’s presence. Wonderful, wonderful service.

Our worship leader, Trey, was filled today and it all overflowed into the rest of us. The band was off the hook! I don’t think I’ve heard them play any better. Trey was sick but he promised to sing his voice out. He did. But it was what he said, not sang, that God used in a powerful way. He just spoke truth. It’s not possible to explain what went on, but God really, really filled the place. I can tell you right now, I wouldn’t trade Trey for 50 Chris Tomlins and I wouldn’t trade our band for 50 Hillsongs!

I continued our Seriously series with “Peace and Quiet.” Our opening “experiments” really set the tone, I think. I thought the message went over well, even though I pushed pretty quickly to get through it. Now, if we’ll just take that word seriously, be still, and incorporate it into our lives.

Our conclusion and wrap up song ushered in another wave of God’s movement. So, so powerful. Trey was on the floor praying before we finished, people were up front crying and praying, and I don’t think anyone there, Christian or not, would deny that SOMETHING was happening.

This is probably the shortest Sunday detail I’ve written but I just can’t really sum up today in words. I can say that it’s one of the most intense worship services I’ve ever been a part of personally. One day in the future I think we will look back and say that today’s service started something big. That today God started something.

The service today lasted somewhere around two hours. That’s totally against our intention and plans of 60 to 75 minutes. But God doesn’t wear a watch.

I haven’t seen the final count but I think it was around 120.

I’m taking off tomorrow. Looking forward to a little silence and solitude, or, to stay on topic, peace and quiet. I’ve got a busy next couple of months coming up. Some of our leadership team is heading to Atlanta and Catalyst in a couple of weeks. And the first week of November I’m heading to Africa for a couple of weeks.

My wife has run into a buzzsaw with thyroid problems. Lift up Teresa in your prayers when you think about her.

4 Comments

  1. Beth Schmoock |

    I agree Rob… I did not want to leave yesterday! What an awesome service. God’s presence was so strong there yesterday. Sometimes it is so hard to sit there behind the computer. God is definately at work at Lifepointe Church. I just pray that we all will take the time to be still and listen for God’s voice. And that we do not take our freedom to worship for granted. We all have things in our life that are not going so great, but God has done so much for us and we need to praise him and worship him through the bad times as well as the good times.
    Beth

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  2. Rob |

    I didn’t want to leave either! And, I don’t know about you or others, but I was totally exhausted. I sat on the stage for about 10 minutes after the service ended, soaking it all in and gaining some strength back.

    I also had to find my shoes and put them back on. At one point while Trey was praying, I felt like God was telling me, “This is holy ground”, so I took off my shoes.

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