All Things Work Together for the Good!
What a powerful weekend! At the beginning of the month, I encouraged you to expect the unexpected and wake up every morning asking the Lord, “what are you going to do today?” Wow! Sunday was a true unexpected suddenly of the Lord. The good news is, He is not done, even today, there are so many divine possibilities all around you! You just have to expect the unexpected.
Sunday, my friend Joel Stockstill brought an amazing word about being salt and light and releasing the prophetic word of the Lord within our land. If you weren’t able to be in service or watch online it’s available in our archive. I highly recommend it.
This week Jenna has been hands-on getting our house ready for a brand new school year. She’s been putting together workstations to create a classroom environment in the house for our three amazing kids. The crazy thing about schooling your kids at home is that the excitement for the first day isn’t exactly there, but Jenna is going the extra mile to make the start of their school year extra special! She truly is amazing and blesses our family. I know this season has all of us trying brand new things. There’s a lot of questions and uncertainty, but what I do know is that we can trust that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Quick update on our two staff members that tested positive for covid-19 last week. Both are doing very well and are expected to be back by this weekend. The rest of the staff are doing well and are healthy. I am happy to report that no one else in the office has tested positive. What a great testament that when we follow protocols, trust the Lord and exercise both wisdom and faith, God’s goodness surely is found.
There are several important things happening this upcoming week. On Sunday, Pastor Sam Farina will be with us. Many may remember Sam when he was with us two years ago. His life journey since that time is one that certainly will bless you. Sam will also be doing leadership training with our pastors during the week. Tuesday, the Dome will be open for prayer from 8:30am-4:30pm with live worship from 11:00am-1:00pm. Saturday, August 29th the Men of Grace will be hosting a family breakfast. What a wonderful opportunity to pray over our kids and grandkids as they head back to school. This will also be the final week of our 21 day fast. The Spirit of God has been moving so powerfully. I have great expectation for not just the remainder of this year but also the upcoming decade!
Again, I want to remind you that during this season where there is a threat of the virus that we are continuing to follow the recommendations of our local health department and CDC to help keep people safe.
If we will simply honor, observe and follow the protocol it will greatly help reduce the chance of transmission, spread of the virus and keep one another safe. In other words, continue to remain community conscious.
When coming together:
- Respect physical distancing
- Practice good hygiene
- Stay home if you or a family member are experiencing flu-like symptoms
- Honor one another by wearing a mask in public and unable to maintain 6 foot distance
I’m encouraged to see that the numbers of new infections, hospital visits, and deaths in our community are continuing to trend downward over the last three weeks. This is an answer to prayer! If we all continue to do our part we will keep our families, friends and communities safe during this time.
Please know that Jenna and I love you and we are praying for you. As always if there’s anything that you need please don’t hesitate to reach out to the church to give us a call. Look forward to another great weekend whether you will be joining us live in the Dome, online from your home at graeworldag.org, or from our parking lot tuned in to FM 102.7.