Thu 9.23-Sun 9.26 CROSS
"I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me His prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the Gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace."
SONG:Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross
What can take a dying man and raise him up to life again?
What can heal a wounded soul?
What can make us white as snow?
What can fill the emptiness?
What can mend our brokenness?
Mighty, awesome, wonderful
Is the Holy Cross
Where the Lamb laid down His life
To lift us from the fall
Mighty is the power of the cross
What restores our faith in God?
What reveals the Father's love?
What can lead the wayward home?
What can melt a heart of stone?
What can free the guilty ones
What can save and overcome?
I spent the last 4 days hiking with some close friends and some new friends in the North Carolina Mountains.
We hiked and delved into the Father-Son relationship using John Eldredge's Fathered by God.
It should be read by every Father several times WITH his son to guard against wounds only a Father can give and prevent. There are so many things we are meant to learn from our earthly father but Praise God that He Fathers ALL of us and more than makes up any lack!
I have been challenged, healed, armed and equipped in many ways. I also spent precious time with some brothers that I will cherish for decades to come.
I pray you seek the Father and when He finds you that you will let Him Father you, even if it means breaking or pruning before He heals and makes you whole!
More good news! It looks like I'll be taking a short Vision Trip to France at the beginning of November! I'll be meeting the two teams. One near Paris, one near Toulouse in the south to determine where I will fit best. Most of you know where I already have some relationships but I will go where the most fruitfulness can be achieved.