The weekend at Journey had great Kairos moments. I have the unspeakable privilege of seeing God work. The fun part is seeing Him use things, often that were unplanned or accidental. God always uses us way beyond what one could reasonably expect giving what you did. It’s cool.
Our series God-O-Nomics hit part 2 this weekend. The series is basically about how we go through something like “the worst economy in a generation” as followers of Christ. There is simply no way to do a series like this without talking about “THE SECRET OF THE 10%. The message took shape in my head in discussions with people about “tithing” and whether it’s relevant for us or if it’s akin to prohibitions on beard trimming, shellfish eating or tattooing. Basically we tried to follow this “thread of the tenth” through the Scripture.
SELAH – It’s always feels a little risky heading to Selah. We honestly don’t know what exactly is going to happen. We are there to worship, to pray and to see what God might want to do. We deliberately have a minimal agenda. We also want to make space to respond to the Lord’s movement. There were several stories of God at work. Here’s one: We were in the midst of a prayer times. There was a line of people waiting to receive prayer with our prayer team. So as I’m just enjoying the worship, out of nowhere, my lower back starts hurting. I didn’t think a thing of it, but then the thought came to me, “is this God speaking to me.” It seemed as if it just might be, so I said in the mic, “if you have lower back issues, I think there’s grace for you.” Sunday night I got this on Facebook:
“Hey – I ALREADY have a testimony from tonight – The past 2 Sun’s at church I have literally been sick to my stomach (not you REALLY!!! 🙂 ) no seriously tho but because of the pain in my lower back sitting for that amount of time and actually over the past 2 weeks or so have LITERALLY been sick to my stomach because of lower back pain. I went up for prayer tonight after going up the first time to pray with two prayer team memebers for the young single mother and baby and felt IMMEDIATE relief – whil slight still felt IMMEDIATE relief. Talked to a few peolpe and left. Got in my car – sat down and twisted – my back cracked in such a way that i could move and SOOOOO much stress just evaporated out of my body and what did “J” say about just being calm in the midst of God WOW!!! What a night – I just thank EVERYONE that was ther tonight PULLING on God so that I and so many others might be healed and have HOPE!!!! LOVE YA! 🙂 🙂 :).“.
Cool. The word of the night seemed to be “God is on the move”.