Saturday, March 20, 2010

What a nice morning. The sun is out, the chickens are laying, people are happy, all is OK with the world.

I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit this morning when I still half asleep. Can't describe it other than to say that it's like a ray of sunshine to my soul. God is so awesome. Lately I've been praying for the Lord to give me a divine appointment, an opportunity to speak into one's life from the Holy Spirit. He has been faithful & given me those appointments. God is good!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today was a tiring day. By noon as I sat having lunch with my mom, I told her I was ready to go home & go back to bed. I was just worn out.

I contemplated skipping my practice at church, but decided against it. Each week our Praise & Worship team gets together to practice & just hang out for a couple of hours, and when I finally got there, I was glad I didn't bail. As soon as I walked in the church I saw several familiar friendly faces, and I felt, as I always do, right at home, and refreshed from my tiring day.

Our church experiences a unity in the Spirit I've not experienced in other relationships in the time I've walked with Jesus. It's incredible. There's a real maturity, and peace, in the friendships that have formed there. Not that we don't know how to have fun - we do. We have several resident clows & comedians that love to keep things off balance, which is great, because the last thing anyone there wants is religiousity. But we also take care of each other & aren't afraid to ask tough questions if something seems amiss in someones life. It's literally like a healthy, whole family. Sure, there's issues, but we deal with them & then celebrate our closeness once again. I love my church family - they are a vital part of my life & bring completion & happiness to me in many ways. God bless them all.

Monday, March 15, 2010

On Sunday, a woman (Rhonda) was passing by CFBC to use the restroom when she initiated conversation with me and Pastor Ed. She shared that she was also Christian and unexpectedly opened up about her struggles with her family. After we prayed for her, she thanked us and left. Soon after, she returned with another woman (Rosa) who she had just met. Rosa had noticed that Rhonda had been crying and asked Rhonda if she could take her back to CFBC so she could also receive prayer. Pastor Ed and Pastor Bong led us in prayer for Rosa and the hardships with her family. PTL for the God of all comfort who comforts us so that we may comfort others. -Melody