We are soooo blessed. As we wrapped up the workshop today, Memorial Drive had an 8:00 a.m. assembly in addition to its usual 10:30 one. ZOE lead our worship in both services. Each time the place was packed. I am so encouraged by the hundreds and thousands who come to the workshop to be revived and refreshed. It was such an awesome event.
There's a fresh wind moving across the workshop. The crowds are gradually building back up. Our people are learning to discern of our speakers the way we do our literature. We are able to accept all speakers while we individually weigh how it is we reflect their positions just as we do when we read various authors. It's wonderful for me, personally, to attend the workshop without getting slain every half day. The mean-spirited, heavy hitters have either grown up or stayed home.
There is such joy and excitement over possibilities and opportunities going on everywhere! We are continually learning to function as His body without using the fist part to bruise the thigh work. We've quit beating up on ourselves. We are helping each other, motivating one another, praying together for His handiwork to show up on our canvases.
Be encouraged. God works. It's a marvelous and privileged thing to get to be in the church. I find kindergarten to be a most exciting time in life! You and me....we are just getting started!