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.