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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8/25/11 Necessary Fellowship

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  (Matthew 6:33-34)

How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news. (Isaiah 52:7)

(Pre-conference worship service 8-24-11; They were expecting a couple of dozen but 1,000 showed up; could this be a movement of the Holy Spirit?)

Thoughts: Tonight at the Fellowship of Presbyterians we heard from a Korean pastor and an Hispanic pastor, a woman pastor, and we sang songs of praise and thanks to God.  It was a wonderful time of confession, fellowship and listening.  It occured to me the limits of any gathering.  This is not the end- the resolution- the problem solving conference.  In fact, much will be simply an idea sharing, fellowshiping, networking, worshiping, and praying conference.  many of the solutions are in the hands of elders not here or general assembly commissioners not present.  Impatience would say, "I am wounded as a church- fix me now- make the hurt go away."  There is no quick fix- except for the Holy Spirit.  He is the only balm in Gilead for this church.  We need to put ourselves in a position to hear the Spirit and listen to the Spirit.  That comes in prayer and waiting on Him- not rushing off to push a magic "staples" button.  We all need to really pray. God is alive and cares about what we do. 

Prayer: Tonight Lord, let me seek your face.  May you bless the teaching and ruling elders in this place. 

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