On Sunday we gathered for the first time at Little Falls Presbyterian Church at 5pm. We considered that the disciples were waiting for the Holy Spirit in those 50 days after Easter because they needed to be prepared for the Holy Spirit. Waiting got them ready.
Our church is now in a season of waiting– for a new building, for the incubation of vision and plans.
So if that’s what God is up to at Restoration, what if we all responded by saying yes to a few thing?
- What if all of us came to the 4pm pre-service prayer meeting? What if our posture for 40 minutes was– God we want to hear what you have for us next. We are opening our hearts to you. We are willing for you to send us. We are willing to change our behavior. We’ll sing. We’ll hear Scripture. We’ll pray. And we will listen. What if all of us made a little more space on Sundays to pray?
- What if all of us signed up for a small group this trimester? We have some really interesting topics– St. Augustine’s Confessions; Vocation, Work, and Faith; Thinking Rightly about Food and our Bodies [New Id for women only]; plus our normal allotment of small groups that are digging into the Bible texts that are being preached on Sundays. What if every person who worshiped on Sunday was in a small group during the week? They start this Sunday.
- What if every man came to the Men’s Retreat on April 27-28? What if every man had 36 hours to meet new guys, pray, laugh, study the Bible, and eat meat? What if we decided to pursue God in the company of friends?
- What if all of us considered going deeper in with one of our outreach partners? Would you consider being on a team that is serving people we love in West VA from July 3-7? Would you consider being on a team that is building relationships in Asia? Would you consider serving with our friends at Casa Chirilagua? Send us a note if you are interested. We believe that God has opportunities for us to go deeper in each of these places. What if all of us considered going?
We are in a season of waiting. It could be the most exciting season yet at Restoration. What if all of us said yes?