Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Power of The Word + The Spirit

Last night I received a phone call at home from a listener to A Word from the Lord. She said she listens each week in one of the cities to which we broadcast. She shared how she is a shut-in and lives by herself. Her daughter died not too long ago and her sister has just been put into "a home." She called to tell me how much it meant to her to hear the Word of God preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. She said that too many preachers don't preach the Bible, but other stuff, and that you can always tell if the message is in the Holy Spirit or in the flesh. Powerful!! I am continually amazed how God can used sermons I preach to and for our congregation at Holy Cross in the lives of people weeks later, months later, and sometimes, years later. I am awed at how He will speak a Word right into someone's life in their moment of need right through the radio or the Internet. Father, thank you for the privilege to be able to preach and teach your Word.

Discovered a great website for leaders. Check it out at www.leadnet.org. It is the site of Leadership Network.

Oswald Chambers quote of the week: "God's training is for now, not presently. His purpose is for this minute, not for something in the future. We have nothing to do with the afterwards of obedience... what men call training and preparation, God calls the end. God's end is to enable me to see that He can walk on the chaos of my life just now."

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