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Come and see what God has done; His awesome deeds for us! Psalm 66:5
9th Dec 2018
This week, Col reflects on life at the River:
It sounds a bit parrot-fashion to say that every meeting is a blessing, but that’s the plain truth of it. What a great day we had on Sunday, when our old friend Jonathan Dyke visited us from Kingdom Faith Worthing, with a message of challenge and some powerfully encouraging prophetic words! We thank God for faithful men and women who speak His heart into the church on a daily basis and through whom God achieves His purposes in us.
Wednesday evening was our “First Wednesday”, during which Temba led us into discussion round the tables, based on Psalm 115. Majoring on God’s mercy and grace, and comparing His power and creativity with the deadness of idols, the discussion questions and suggested references led us into fruitful areas. One thing we realised was that people become like what they worship!!
The leaders are prayerfully considering how God will bring about the emergence of a spirit-filled, anointed team leadership. We see the beginnings of it already, and we know He has more in store! We want to be ready to respond when the Lord makes clear where He has laid specific gifts in people with servant hearts. Bit by bit He is setting up the church for the future and we passionately and confidently believe that He will continue the good work He has begun in us. It’s HIS Kingdom, and HE will provide!
As we approach the season when we celebrate that lovely “God with us” moment, we’re all getting busier. But let’s be deliberate about staying focussed on the One Who devised the plan of salvation in the first place!