We finished off the retreat today. As I was driving back home with my family (the 2 ladies were sleeping), I had some time to reflect on the retreat.
First of all, I was thankful for our worship times. God graciously allowed us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (Jn 4:24). There is something powerful when God’s people are able to unite together with worship. I sensed a genuine hunger and thirst for God. It definitely created an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit was able to work.
Secondly, I was thankful for the ways in which our members were ministering to one another with prayer. When God’s people pray for one another, there is an anointing that is released. I am amazed at how many times, people are able to tangibly experience God’s love when someone is praying for them.
Thirdly, I was thankful for the obedience of our members when they were challenged to fill out the response sheet and make some tough decisions. It was a powerful site to see all the response sheets placed on the altar as an act of commitment and devotion to Christ.
As we are continuing in our 21 days of prayer and fasting, already we are seeing God do some incredible things. I believe that our hunger for God has increased during this time of fasting. It was definitely evident at the retreat. What an awesome way to start off the 2009 year. We are believing for great things this year.