I’ve been preaching at the 1st Southern Baptist Church in the little “town” of Black Canyon City about 14.5 miles north of where I live. They have asked me to be their interim Pastor. So, I will be going up there for the next six months, and I am so thrilled.
This small fellowship is so sweet. The folks there have such a genuine love for the Lord and for each other. I truly believe God has wonderful plans for us…and tonight was another confirmation.
I wanted to briefly share a fabulous praise. We had such a wonderful time of worship and praise. The message was one of the best ever preached (ok….so I embellished a bitJ). Seriously, as I preached I had such a sense of God’s presence. We then had a pot-luck (I forgot what a Southern Baptist pot-luck was like) with sweet fellowship.
Well, tonight we met back at the church and there were about 20 of us sitting in a circle. There was a gentleman there who had visited the week before as well as this morning. Again, we had such a wonderful time around God’s word. As we prayed to close our meeting, I could hear the visitor saying something.
The woman sitting next to him has a very sensitive spirit toward others and told us he had a question. He actually had an observation. He went on to say that since last week and today he realized that he has to give everything over to the Lord; that he can’t do it. We eventually led him to the Lord right there.
THIS is the Normal Christian Life! This is the Body of Christ in Action! I share this because it is a beautiful picture of how the Body “works”. I was able to go on and teach them and show them how the different gifts in the group were in action and how it was a great picture of how we are to function.
I love the Body of Christ! What is really beautiful is that we were actually talking tonight about this very thing, and then the Lord gave us a living illustration…PTL!!!