Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were always full of the Holy Spirit, on fire for God, and remained in the center of God’s will? That would be great--but it isn’t always that way with us because we are human! We are weak and prone to drift away from a close fellowship with God. We can lose our enthusiasm for the things of God and find ourselves just going through our religious routines. We often think, "There has to be more in having a relationship with God than I am experiencing. What will help me recapture my passion for serving God?"
Often times what each of us needs is a fresh encounter with God. We need for God to rescue us from our apathy and draw us back into intimate fellowship with our Lord. We need a new and fresh revelation of God in our life. That is what Isaiah needed when he went to the temple to pray in Isaiah chapter 6. God drew Isaiah into His presence and allowed Isaiah to see Him as never before. This new revelation of God humbled Isaiah and made him aware of his sin; it led him to repentance and faithful service to God.
A fresh encounter with God will change the direction of your life. These precious times when we sense the presence of God so real and close to us have a profound impact on how we live and how we relate to others.
Our Spring Renewal Weekend, March 31st through April 2nd, is designed to bring our church together in a time of serious seeking for a fresh encounter with God. Many are praying now for God to move upon us in a time of renewal, refreshing and revival. May we become desperate for an encounter with our God and trust that in His time and in His way, He brings us into a new revelation of His awesomeness and how blessed we are to be His children. Clear your calendar and save the date, March 31st through April 2nd, and pray for the renewal that only God can bring.