Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Recap 04.19.09

Dang. It is hard to believe that April is sweeeeeeeeeeping by.

Today was a great day. We had a dynamic time in worship. There was a definite POWER released by the Holy Spirit as we sang, "Cover The Earth." That "sound of heaven" got in my spirit and I prophetically shared on that.

I preached today a revision of an old message I have entitled, "GET OVER IT." I didn't get finished like I would have like to. I may expand on it some more this week and hit it again next Sunday. I'll have to get the direction from the Lord on that. I've had many people tell me today and tonight they enjoyed it and couldn't wait to hear the rest of it.

Tonight, we hosted the first Regional Campmeeting of our area through our denomination. The International Pentecostal Holiness Churches from Columbia, Orangeburg, and Lancaster are sponsoring this.

I'm pooped. No lie there. Exhausted. But it is all good. Well worth it. After all, we are told to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord (Romans 12).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dreams Do Come True

Well, this is my first blog. I am often told that I'm "full of it" or have the "spirit of gab" or have a "gift" to write.

So, several friends have suggested blogging. Here we go.

I haven't had a charmed life, but I have had a graced life. Sure there are hard knocks. All of us have those. I like to refer to them a "character builders".

I'm 43 years old and I've been married to my girlfriend for 23 years. Counting the couple of years we dated and we've spent most of our lives together. That in itself is a feat in our generation.

I've four awesome kids and a loving dog that is like my shadow when I'm home.

I have been pastoring for nearly 19 years. Then again, I was involved in ministry for five years prior to that in the roles of Youth Pastor, Children's Church Pastor, and Teacher / Mentor.

I've pastored in three cities. Rockingham, NC for 7 years. That was an incredible journey. We then were led to Charleston. We were there for eleven years and started Restoration Ministries. For the past 5 months we've been in Columbia, SC where I am the lead pastor at Crossroads World Outreach Center.

These past five months have been remarkable. I have seen God do SOOOOOOO much in people's lives that it makes the previous years seem like a blur.

I know the title of this blog sounds rather corny. But, dreams do come true. I feel I'm poised to accomplish some levels of destiny that for so long seemed so far away.

This adventure with Jesus is an amazing journey. He is REAL. He is RISEN. He is REIGNING. And, He is RETURNING.

Until then, He is making my dreams come true.