Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Headstarts

If you give me enough of a head start, I can beat any world class athlete in the 100 meter run. I believe in ministry we gain that head start through prayer and preparation. When we take the initiative to prepare and pray, we give ourselves a huge head start. I am always impressed by watching Jesus carve out time for prayer. When they came for Him in the garden, Jesus was prepared through prayer. Because of Jesus’ prayer and preparation, satan was defeated. I believe if we are to put satan in his place, we must make time to pray and prepare.

Monday, April 6, 2009

You know it is going to a great Sunday when...

You know it is going to be a great Sunday when you step into the worship team’s practice and it is more about worship than practice. I was blown away by our team as they prepared for worship. I just sat and enjoyed as they worshipped. Then I went to the prayer room to pray with folks before things got cranked up. I knew God was up to something when one of our teens joined us in the prayer room. He prayed an awesome prayer. The preparation and prayer pumped it up. We had 535 in worship and 263 in Bible school. I can’t wait until next week!