Day 5 Morning

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" -Psalm 133:1

We opened this morning by being reminded of how good it is to gather together in fellowship, and how we need one another. Lord, let us enjoy these last few precious days in Your presence taking advantage of being undistracted and close to You all day. Pour out Your oil on us, Lord.

"Hungry I come to You for I know You satisfy
I am empty
But I know Your love
Does not run dry
And so I wait for You
So I wait for You
I'm falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus You're all
This heart is living for"

We prayed prayers of surrendering our whole lives to the Lord, not just parts of it. We prayed that we would be consumed for the Lord and offer everything to Him. The question was asked, "where are you at with the Lord? Are you at a place to offer yourself to the Lord fully?" and we were encouraged to ask the Lord to bring us to a place where we can bow down and surrender everything to Him.

Pastor Rob spoke of the many stories in the Old Testament about the morning and how whole animals were sacrificed as an offering to the Lord as the sun rose. We prayed that our gatherings would be like a burnt offering to the Lord as we begin our day.

There was a vision given of kindling coals that started in the center of our church at the beginning of the week, and as the week went on, it turned into a bonfire. In order for the kindling coals to grow into a bonfire, it needs dry and broken pieces to be placed into the fire. Similarly, we need to bring the dry and broken parts of our lives and let go of the fleshly things we're holding on so tighly to, and bring them to the feet of Jesus so He can refine us and give us freedom in Him.

There was another vision given of water being poured into a broken and battered cup, and how the water kept pouring even though it seeped through the cracks of the cup - like how the Lord doesn't give up on us, and continues to pour His rivers of living water into you and me - broken, battered, and imperfect people. We know that You want to do more this week God - fill us in greater ways as the week continues.

"And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." -Philippians 1:6

Gather with us for the rest of Day 5 at 12pm in the Prayer Chapel, and 7pm in the Sanctuary (7:30pm on Zoom)!