My week so far.
Church, Sunday, epic. 2 weeks in a row. Last week 90% of the congregation was at the front just dancing in worship. We over-ran by an hour because nobody wanted to stop singing, and then a preach of 45 minutes about the prophetic history of our church since 2001- pointing to a vast explosion which we're experiencing now, and scarily, a time of disaster expected from 2011. Much of the words and visions were what friends and I had received when praying about where to move to uni as well. Amazing. Exciting times.
CU Monday. Good times.
Cell group Tuesday (I'd been praying about getting rooted and making friends at church) we met with another cell for pancakes and games and prayer and most free sung worship. Absolutely beautiful people.
Today, prayer meeting for the city within uni and to discuss setting up prayer walking. It's incredible- the CU are really stepping out in prayer. It's a tangible wave. We've set up a prayer tree of phone numbers so requests can be sent and circulated within minutes to many people. With such grounds in prayer and intercession I can't wait to see what God lets us do. It's so exciting to see the CU jump on the prayer boat. Tonight was hall group and text-a-toastie, always good. Toasties ended up being based in my flat at the last minute so I've just finished cleaning. Great time. Brilliant to see people so up for showing Jesus' love to strangers and proclaiming truth.
All in all, I just want to tell you that God's so good to me. These things have all been those that I suffered the lack of last term, and was scared of going to, leading to me being miserable. Provision is just so evident at the moment. I've asked for ways to get rooted, socials came up. 5 people today used my name when I thought they didn't know it. I sat down today and prayed for opportunity to get to know people in the church wider than my cell- immediately got an email asking for help on the welcome team and to do the reading this week. There are other things too, opportunities and assurances of the role I have here.
"And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
The times are exciting. People are praying. Unity is growing. Love is growing. Praise God.
I have a 9am seminar. I have to be up in 5 and a half hours.