Thursday Evening Session - January 28th 

Tonight we cry out - “He is not done yet.”
We feel through our entire selves the pain, brokenness and weariness of this world. We have nothing more to bring than a desperate cry for mercy.

Tonight, we surrender our families and our marriages. We beg for God’s healing and restoration over marriages that are at their breaking point. We plead for God’s grace over their families. We patiently wait in hope, knowing God is not far off.
To those that are struggling in their marriage, this Psalm was prayed over you:
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust…’
Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”
- Psalm 91
We sing “Fresh Wind,” pouring ourselves out before the Lord, asking for a refreshing of the Holy Spirit on our lives. Holy Spirit, come awaken us, fall on us, move in us. Just as the early church in Acts experienced the wind of your Spirit, may we know that same wind. May it fan our flame of faith into a roaring fire.

Over Zoom, we were given a vision from David Shaw about the church. He envisioned a beautiful forest snowy scene, with a frozen lake in the middle. Looking out, he could see some people on the lake, attempting to ice skate or walk. But the ice was thin, and some had broken through, nearly drowning in the frigid water. Some ran out on the lake to try to pull them out, and bring them to safety. Other began preparing food and warm shelter for those who had fallen through. Those who had been overcome by the frozen water were restored.
This is a picture of the church - working together in unity to save those who cannot do it alone. The question is, are you frozen in place? Do you need to move?
Or are you one to help another out of the icy waters?
We pray for those who feel unseen, those who feel unworthy, that God would unfreeze them, illuminating them with his warmth. We pray that we as the church may better see those around us, and be willing to cross into danger to save them.

God is never done with you. He is always correcting, growing and breaking you, because he knows best. He has not forgotten you. If when you don’t see it, even when you don’t understand it, He are still good. God, remind us of your past faithfulness. You are not done yet.