Here’s a couple of highlights from the weekend that we just had a Journey. It just occurred to me that one of the advantages of this blog thing we are doing is that very few of us are at all 3 services & there always seems to be some things in each services that are unique & some of them are worth sharing.
FRIDAY PRAYER FOR MAX
Max is a 6 year old that is struggling with a horrible form of cancer that is threatening his life.
[http://www.mikulak.blogspot.com] He is the nephew of a Randee Ferry who came to Christ at Journey. Max’s family doesn’t come to Journey yet, but lots of us are praying for him. I have been offering through Randee to have us lay hands & anoint him with oil. When I got an email from Randee on Friday I felt a leading to pray for him as a church on Friday. Randee had her sis on the her cell phone & listened as everyone in the service spoke to the Lord about Max. We prayed for a miracle. Would you take a moment right now to lift up Max in prayer.
MESSAGE CLARIFICATION 1 – Someone asked me (thanks David Y) how my point about “stop wasting our lives complaining” fits with all the Psalms of complaint & the whole book of Lamentation. Good question! One of the tough things about ONE message is that often you can only deal with one side of a truth. I have taught often on the importance of the real you relating to the real God. We need to be real. But there is a place where we are just whining & being negative.
MESSAGE CLARIFICATION 2 – I saw someone at the gym Sunday afternoon & they said they disagreed with the point about “very few people feeling they are where they ought to be”. They said their life was the story of God putting them in way better places than they deserved to be & that they constantly are amazed at how they have no idea how they are in the position they are in. I agree. I feel like that too. I was trying to address the need to lead where you ARE, not where you WISH you were, no waiting to lead (influence) till you are in a better place.
LEAD SUMMIT SIGN UPS! Including online side ups we have over a hundred journey people already signed up. I’ve loved the 2 clips we have run during the message – Catherine Rohr last week & Wendy Kopp. Its not to late. I think it’s about you believing in God’s work in YOUR life enough to invest in your own impact. May the Lord grow our faith!
It is great to be a part of a church like Journey. I honestly think my 3 favorite times of the week are Friday at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at 8:30 & 10:30!