Tuesday, June 24thSimple peace. Sweet, overwhelming presence. Today was yet another powerful day. We witnessed and participated in little glimpses of the Kingdom come. From a powerful worship and prayer time this morning on Mount Tabor, to an equally powerful and overwhelming service at the church tonight, God was there.
God was there.
And isn't that just as He promised? Didn't He say He would never leave us, and that He would pour out His Spirit on all people?
He is with us as we join together, Ethiopian and American in His creation, praising His name.
I feel the peace of God that is so sweet and pure, yet so profound and overwhelming as I learn to lean completely on Him.
He pours out His spirit as His church prays over us and we fall to our knees crying, "Lord!"
As I cry out to Him in my brokenness, He reaches down as Abba Father and holds me. He holds me as I cry kneeling on the floor of His Ethiopian church. His power moves in our midst and strengthens me.
Yahweh, God of the universe and Creator of the world, fills us. With more of Him and His love, He empowers and commissions us. As He consumes us by His fire, overwhelms us with His love, and instills such awe of His faithfulness within us, what else can I do but raise my hands in praise and surrender? He is the God of our whole world, but also the tender maker of my own heart. He knows the deepest parts of my soul; He pursues me passionately. I felt that passion tonight. The same passion that He has for me He has for every single one of His children. I want others to be strengthened by His power and renewed by His love. And as I cling to Him, I pray that I would demonstrate daily the love He is so fully pouring over me.
If today could be summed up in one word, it would be presence. Because as soon as we stepped on the mountain this morning, it was as if the whole earth just exhaled. Like peace had finally come and peace was real and tangible. I just had this sense that the Lord knows. He knows everything. He sees everything that I go through and He is right there with me. All the time. I'm holding tightly to that promise. And I'm holding tightly to His presence, each and every day.