One of the treats I get to enjoy is hosting the program Atlanta Live on WATC TV 57 in the Atlanta area. Just this past Monday we had a special event called "Host's Night" where most of the hosts of the show got to be on the air together, getting to know one another and sharing about our lives and ministries. Pastor Leroy Doe of Concord Baptist Church made a comment that really touched me and encouraged me. He said he has always prayed, as a pastor, "God MAKE our church before you GROW our church." He said he realizes that God must form a firm foundation for that growth to take place, and so that when it does, the church can support the growth that takes place.
I LOVE this statement and this prayer, and just wanted to ask all of you to please be praying for wisdom for all of us who lead and serve Church 4 Chicks as God continues to enlarge our vision and our influence even in these early days of this ministry. Please pray that God will so fill us with His Spirit that our decisions would be the ones He would have us make. Please pray for protection over each of those who give of their times, talents, treasures, etc to make this ministry possible. I truly believe we are just beginning, and for this ministry to have longevity and eternal impact, it's going to take all of us taking God at His Word as we trust Him more and obey Him out of that growing level of trust. With that said, please pray that our faith would continue to increase as we continue to take those steps of trust and obedience.
I love serving you through this ministry and count it an incredible privilege to meet with each of you each week. Thank you for making God's Word, Worship, and Authentic Relationships a priority of your life and week.
Last night was AWESOME! I've heard such great feedback about the Vinings Lake Band and about Joan Smith who taught us how to Celebrate Our Differences! What an interesting topic, and Joan did such a great job communicating this info to us. So fun!!
On April 7th we'll have ERICA BRANCH (www.ericabranch.com) with us leading worship. Erica has traveled with me throughout the past few years singing and leading worship at different events where we've ministered together and she is really a blessing. You'll love her!
Additionally, having missed out on teaching last night, I'm DYING to get the word out that God has put on my heart for Tuesday's topic. We are working on a special treat for you as well, so make sure you don't let anything: weather, crazy traffic, etc. keep you from the blessing God wants to give you at Church 4 Chicks! You never know who might need YOUR encouragement as well, so we look forward to seeing you there!