Saturday, August 23, 2008

Full Of It!

Have you ever been to a church that had “it”? I can’t describe it. It is not the Holy Spirit, since all followers of God have the Spirit. But there is something indescribable about it when you find it. I’ve attended only one church that had it. When I walked through the door, I knew that they had it!

Like a former Supreme Court Justice said referring to pornography “I don’t know how to describe it but I know it when I see it!”

I’ve only been involved in two ministries that had it and both only had it for a little while. It appears that while it is capable of being “gotten” it is just as easy to lose it.

I’m reading a new book entitled “IT: How churches and leaders can get it and keep it.” Craig Groeschel, pastor of is the author. I hate to recommend this book because if you read it you will realize that this guy has it and sometimes I fear that I will never get it!

My prayer is that whatever it is that the church where I now serve gets it. Tonight I was walking the streets of the small town where I now reside and begged God that I would get it and be able to share it with our people.

Oh how I desire for our people to get it and that the folks that are starting to visit will experience it when they enter our door. How I fear that I might hinder people from getting it. I pray that I will be able to get out of the way of it and let it happen. Because once you have experienced it you never what to be without it.

God grant my prayer that we experience more of you and less of me in the services tomorrow. Let your people experience it in a new and refreshing way.

May we always crave more of it!

Pastor Val

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