As I spoke with people about the conference, I noticed that I had a new excitement about my faith and a greater ability to trust in the Lord, in His power and how He can impact our lives. I also noticed that the time I spent praying with people was more fruitful than it was before then. It’s difficult to describe but I felt like I could go deeper with them and their feedback afterwards confirmed that. People just seemed to be getting more out of our time praying together. My new confidence allowed me to hear the Lord more clearly in my life. I had a renewed faith that God had more that He wanted to do in my life and all I had to was take time to open myself up and sincerely ask Him to for it.
Since that conference our ministry staff decided to host a couple of healing services and to start praying for healing. Even though few of us had much experience doing that we trusted that the Lord wanted to heal people through us and all we needed to do was to put ourselves out there, trust in Him, and He would do the rest. And sure enough, people were healed during those services!
As exciting as that has been, and while we have more healing services scheduled during the upcoming year, we decided to change things up a bit for our next event. The ministry staff felt called to offer something similar to that conference that helped us go deeper in our relationship with the Lord. An event that would help people encounter the Holy Spirit in a new and more powerful way.
So the upcoming “Holy Spirit Encounter” night is simply a way for us to come together as a parish and ask the Lord for more of His Holy Spirit. The basics of the night will look pretty similar to our healing services with time in adoration and prayerful music. We’ll have some teaching about how to ask and receive more of the Holy Spirit as well as testimonies of how the Lord has been changing lives through prayer like this. We will also have time for people to receive individual prayer through our prayer teams as well.
Please consider joining us on Sunday, October 21 at 7 PM for this powerful night. We expect that this night will be a new, defining moment in the lives of people who attend, just like the conference this past January was for all of us. It’ll also be a opportunity for each of us to ask to receive more of His blessing in our lives. This will be a great way for us to come together as a parish and show the Lord that we are serious about doing His work in our community.