I guess I am not finished bragging on my church. Tonight was the last night of our Lay Ministry weekend. Which means testimonies! I experienced this time of reflection last year during a prayer empowering weekend. That time was good but tonight was just so much better. Emotionalism and getting caught up in feelings is one thing; bending to the Spirit in a room is another. Hearts were broken and set out on a table tonight for all of the family at FBCMH to see. All glory be to God because some of the testimonies were powerful about what God has called people out of: drugs, alcohol, abuse, etc. It would be very easy to look inwards and brag about the will power of man that got these people through all of this. Yet, each one of them surrendered there ego to God and it was such a blessing to hear salvation stories.
One man in particular experienced a peace that he had never experienced before through interacting with the church tonight. Not to be long, but he told a story of himself that I feel all too many Christians would tell also today. He struggled with life change making the case that if God was real then he would have been saved the first five times he confessed Jesus as his Savior. I thank God for women like Mrs Super Sue who are bold enough to discern the spiritual condition of someone and edifying them through the Word. I believe everyone should get to know Mrs Sue more. She is an amazing help in the youth ministry at the church. I could not be as effective on the kids lives without her:)
Which brings me to my final thought. I’m not only proud of broken hearts in MH (Psalm 51:16-17), but admitted need for follow-thru is so refreshing. Here is a group of ordinary people and yet the cry of their heart is simply to make much of Jesus. They are willing to do what it takes to use the gifts God has given each one of them for God’s Kingdom. I pray for only a slice of their humility…
I can’t wait for what God is going to do in an thru the church in MH called First Baptist!