Great meeting tonight with very good reports. We were thrilled at how appropriate the verses shared by text this week have been. We had a short prayer time before the preaching tonight to pray for our contacts and to bring them before God.
Carol preached from Micah. 'Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.' (Micah 7:7-8 KJV). Also Psalm 85. We were encouraged to look to God for help and guidance through the difficulties and allow His peace to guide us in His footsteps.
There followed a rich worship time with a wonderful sense of the in filling of the Holy Spirit. We enjoyed the strengthening that there is in God. It's tremendous to be in His presence.
We had a lovely meeting this week again with a number of folks from the local area.
We started with a time of song which grew quite rich with the presence of God.
Diana then spoke from various scriptures that all spoke of finding a hidden life in the depths of God. She spoke of the call that was given to Miss Taylor when Struthers Church first began. She referred to the fact that the pattern of seeking holiness and revival in a particular way had never left the church throughout the years. It was important for us to go on holding on to the same vision and to keep the particular call that has been given to us.
As we turned to prayer there came a sense of that beautiful presence of Christ that draws us to follow Him more deeply into these hidden depths.
A very good number gathered including 2 new ladies, one from Cumbernauld and the other from Airdrie. John led some singing before Annette shared testimony to salvation and the faithfulness of God. Rae then brought verses from Exodus 26. She spoke of the curtain separating the areas within the Jewish temple linking it the same curtain being torn in two when Jesus died on the Cross (Matt 27). She explained how Jesus opened up the way to God through His death. There was a very real sense of an open door in heaven and the Lord beckoning us to enter fully in. We then had a warm and relaxed time of fellowship over supper and time to chat with the new folks.