Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Book of Life

Matthew Barnett, from the L.A. Dream Center, came to speak at church tonight. He gave a message from John 5. There was a sick man that watched people healed from a healing spring for 38 years and one day, Jesus walked up to him and told him to 'Pick up your mat & walk.'

The man couldn't do it under his own power and the bottom line that was shared is that You can do more than you can do (with God).

Cool message and although Pastor Barnett is a gifted public speaker and motivational, not the cool part. I was sitting next to one of our Middle School kids that came with the BEST STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR EVER!'s not me. I felt God tug at me to pray for his salvation, but stubborn Amie thought to herself, "No, it must be the food I ate for dinner and not God." Well...wouldn't you know it, as they are serving communion the young man leans over to me and says, "What is that?" I call this a slap in the head direct from heaven. To make it short, I had the opportunity to pray the prayer of salvation with this young man & then watch him take part in the celebration of communion with the rest of the body of Christ there tonight. His name is sealed in the book of life! PRAISE GOD!!!

God, thank you for this opportunity. May it keep me humble and protect this fellow brother in Christ as he begins his personal walk with you. Draw him closer to you every day. Amen.

1 comment:

Kinney Kids Parents said...

What an awesome experience! Still wiping away tears from reading your story. That message really moved me with some of the God-sized visions he's given me. Got work to do. Love reading your blog! Happy weekend!