This week has been the most prayer filled week for a long time! Monday - Staff PM with SOT students, Tuesday - Leaders meeting, Wednesday - Last minute staff PM, Thursday - Break (so far), Friday - CG meeting, Saturday - CG meeting 2 + Sermon on the Mount L3, Sunday - Sermon on the Mount L4.
No wonder Ps Kong always says we are supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural! My department (HR & Office Admin dept) is administratively pastoral and pastorally administrative as well! HAHA!
But I am really enjoying all the praying! Today Ps Aries led the staff PM. He shared with us that it might seem as if we keep on having prayer meetings and praying for the same thing BUT whenever we pray, it's not just the content or frequency, it's getting CONNECTED to God, our Vine.
John 15 says," 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. "
So, pray, pray, pray... get connected to the Vine... and WHATEVER we do will bear MORE fruits.
This week as I was praying.... The no. 1 thing on my prayer list, something that i feel most burdened is the state of the members. After Sunday service, when i was doing my debriefing, I just felt some of them didn't GET IT. To me it was WOW WOW WOW... but why is it that some of them seemed nonchalant, unchanged & untouched?? How come their eyes were not teary?? When I asked some of them how was the sermon, one said, " Oh, good!"
I just feel many members are not broken YET... I've been praying and am still praying, asking the Holy Spirit to come to this week's CG meeting to break this 'shell'... break away any hard ground... Really burdened... God, you MUST come and do your work... In order to have revival in the CG, the members must 'break'.... God, hear my cry!!!