Feeling HIS presence
One of the most powerful and emotional experiences of my life…HANDS DOWN. Sitting in a hospital waiting room with everybody on TEAM GOSSPERMANN…and a last doctors update that everything is done, everything was successful, everything was working, and everyone was safe. Being at the EPICENTER of where all the prayers from all over the country (world) was amazing. The rush of emotion when the good word kept coming, the peace that came while loved ones were in surgery, the scripture reading and prayer just moments before Leslie and Scott were wheeled back, and the blessings of skilled doctors who use God given talents to succesfully complete a Kidney Transplant surgery; all provided legitimate feelings of the presence of God in Minneapolis.
In the Young Adult Ministry @ First Farragut we are currently in a series called, “The Perfect Blend,” helping us find a perfect blend of our faith and our everyday life. Week 2 addressed intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. One study Bible defines intercession as “holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God’s intervention.” It was such a blessing to provide updates from the Twin Cities, knowing that as the updates were posted and blogs were written people were adjusting how they were going to the Lord in prayer.
My Dad taught me about the ministry of presence, not worrying about what you will say, but just simply being there. My love for my Jesus and for all of those connected to the Gosspermann families is what led me to the Twin Cities this past week. I will never forget what I saw, how I was able to serve, and what it felt like. Feeling the presence of God is a radical and life-altering event. Have you felt HIS presence lately? Have you gone to God interceding for others lately? Has somebody prayed for you and it forever changed you? Drop a comment and tell me about it. Because it is when we begin to talk and to share about how God is moving in our lives that our awareness of God in everyday life goes through the roof! I’m praying for you all today and I am counting my blessings tbis morning.