I received this email the day after our first prayer gathering, Thursday February 6th, it is so powerful I wanted to share it with each of you!
Wow, what a powerful night in the presence of the Lord. This truly is a New Year, New Beginnings, New Missions, and New ME.
I began to pray but couldn’t, I found myself in deep repentance. I spent what was probably 15 minutes right there (humbling) myself before the Lord. Asking for forgiveness, forgiving others, forgiving myself, then I felt excitement in my spirit man and power in my praying. I moved down from my chair, to my knees with my face in my hands. I then began to pray for all the people in our church, marriages, sicknesses, relationships, healing to go forth in all the hurting people. I prayed for this new series, I prayed for God to open the eyes of our hearts, to open mine even more than they had already been. I prayed for the lost souls, I had a burden for all mankind, regardless of who, what, why. I suddenly felt I needed my Bible, there was somewhere God wanted me to go but, when I got up and went to the other room I saw my bible was buried under coats, etc. and I didn’t want to disturb anyone so I walked over to the shelf where our Life’s Healing Choices workbooks were and picked one up. I sat down in a chair at the table near Sarah where she was playing music, I opened the book to the scripture where it read, “Happy are those that are spiritually poor”. I began to weep, I knew God was about to allow me to get really empty. Then I read The Beatitudes … I really began to (seek) God’s face. I heard God speak to me about how I was now an empty vessel, one He could now use, He would fill me with the things of him and they would overflow to all around me. All these years were leading up to this very day. (Preparation) for this particular year. I then turned the page and read; God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. I could not have been any more (humbled) than I was at that very moment. I really began to cry …..I did not want one ounce of pride to get in the way of what God wanted to do in me and through me. I realized at that very moment that I was right where I needed to be. Last year 2013 was a horrible year for me, by the end of the year I was ready to walk away from all I knew. Saying that, I knew a lot, just goes to show knowledge alone is not enough. At the end of the year I began confessing that 2014 was going to be a year of expectancy. I was still a mess at this time, but something made me keep confessing that, even when I didn’t feel like it. 2014 came quickly, and I had peace.
I do know my God has a reason for everything He does and I am listening very carefully to what He is telling me. I also know that tonight’s prayer meeting is the beginning of great things for Momentum this Year. Because we have humbled ourselves and prayed. When I was finished tonight I walked around and looked at all that were still praying and saw a very humbled group of believers and God was speaking to each one there. Crazy as it may be, on our way home my husband and I were talking about what God was speaking to each of us and we actually heard the same things just put to our own uniqueness. Humble, preparation, expectancy and obedience, individually and corporately as a body of believers, as the “church”. Matt. 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. I feel as though God has spoken to us to really seek Him …..Pray, pray, pray. Listen carefully to what He is saying, He is preparing us for the great expectations we are believing for. Then we are to act accordingly with every bit of (excellence) that He has given to each of us.
I look forward to seek His face corporately next week.
It is really hard to explain what happens when we gather together, humble ourselves and seek God, but it is powerful! You are invited to join us every Monday 7-9 pm at the Momentum Church Office building. We have a great meeting space there and we are seeking God together! Contact Rebecca@momentumar.com if you have any questions.