Sunday at 8pm will be my first general session of That Thing. I’m pumped! I feel about as prepared as I can…going into something new like this! The week will be an incredible journey of helping people experience, accept, grow in, and live out the love of God.
For those of you who are the praying type, I invite you to pray for me throughout the week. We will have general sessions at 9:30am and 8pm each day (Thursday evenings general session will start at 7pm). I’d ask that you would pray for me each day at 9:30am and 8pm (7pm on Thursday). I’d ask that you pray that I would be sensitive to the guidance and leading of the Spirit. I ask that you pray that I would speak boldly when necessary and speak with grace when needed. I ask that you pray that I would have a clear focus in my speaking…that I would have clarity of mind, heart, soul, and strength. I ask that you would pray that I have the strength and energy needed.
I also ask that you would pray for the students, leaders, and staff who will be joining us for our general sessions. Pray that the students, leaders, and staff would experience an outpouring of God’s love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace, hope, and joy. Pray that the students, leaders, and staff would experience an undeniable move of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the students, leaders, and staff would have open minds and open hearts. Pray that those who tend to take on a negative attitude would be filled with positivity and get on board with the program. Pray that those things that might distract all of us from experiencing what God desires would just fall aside.
Especially pray for Monday’s general sessions. Monday evening will be a service of communion and commitment. This will be an opportunity for students, leaders, and staff to say, “Yes, Lord, I am yours”…whether for the first time or in order to restore relationships with God.
Also pray that all of the events of That Thing (cabin interactions and devotions, daily activities and events) would help draw students, leaders, and staff closer to God and one another.
Thank you for your prayers!