Okay, I have the WGR info meeting tonight and just have a minute to write.
(Not too late to check it out…7-8:30 Cedar Springs Bookstore)
But I had a hilarious holy “Ohhhhh” moment with the Lord. It goes like this.
On Monday morning, I told my friend Kate that the Lord was really challenging me. The more He revealed what He was up to this year, the less He wanted me to “do.” He was calling forth these crazy adventures like Zimbabwe, India, many hands in WGR, a worship CD, and more. But the more I would attack my to do list, the more He would call me to prayer. Deep prayer. Extended prayer.
Only I wasn’t going.
The math wasn’t adding up.
In my spirit, I knew He was right. The prayer WAS the Greater work. God’s kingdom is advanced by spending time in the “bedroom chamber” with our Lover.
But in my head I was fighting. I had things to DO… durnnit. So we parted that morning, with a playful laugh. Kate agreed to pray for me that I would come to agree with God and do it His way. (Which is really what I want, even if I don’t do it.)
One hour later, I am laughing for real. Without connecting the topic of our conversation, our prayers, or the Lord’s skillful hand, guess where I spent the next hour?
In a sauna. I was sweating my arse off, but I listened to worship music and just drank deeply of the affections of the One and Only.
Later that day I realized He had hemmed me. Deep prayer. Kingdom work. One of the best hours of my life.
“Ohhhhh, that’s what you meant. Thank you Jesus.”