Monday, January 12, 2009
God has blessed and things are going great!
Wow! I can say it backwards! Wow!
What a day yesterday at church! We had a lot of visitors yesterday at church and a lot of returning families that have not joined yet. We had some come down during both services in prayer for different needs and that is always encouraging to see people responding to the Holy Spirit's movement in their lives.
One of the things that was on everyone's mind was the fact that Sunday evening was business meeting and the church was going to elect deacons, something they have not been able to do since 1979.
There was an attempt to elect deacons a few years ago, but it turned into a mess and the church wisely waited until another time.
To be honest, I had a good feeling about the meeting, but was still a little nervous about how the process would take place.
We had been praying for months, I had preached the appropriate sermons. I was VERY plain and to the point in all of my messages concerning the qualifications of a Deacon.
Yesterday morning, the day of the business meeting, Karen gets up and tells me that she had a dream that we had elected deacons by secret ballot on pieces of magazines and that after the vote was counted, we had a 12 year-old kid from across town and Tyler Perry as our new deacons (Tyler Perry is a black comedian a.k.a. "Madea")! Wow! What a dream!
The church had voted to add four men to our deacon roll and Sunday evening, after all the nominations, (we had eight, but four removed their names) we had four very qualified men and the church voted to accept these men and I was just thanking God for a wonderful business meeting!
So far in my ministry at Promise Land, all of our business meeting have been wonderful and all have brought honor and glory to God. The main thing we have discussed in our business meetings is our building efforts and our mission efforts and I am still thanking God!
Always moving forward for the cause of Christ!