Yesterday I met with a group of men and women who serve as pastors in the Saint John region. It was a gathering of the Greater Saint John City Ministerial.
I was completed captivated as I listened to our guest speaker, Jack Ferguson, of PEI. Here is a very rough recording of his talk, “We Have to See It Here”. It is about an hour long. It is conversational and focused on the group that had gathered there. Please take the time to listen to it so that you can catch God’s heart in it and please scan to the end of the audio so that you can witness the prayer that we all prayed together as we came out and came clean before the Lord.
As Jack shared absolutely incredible stories of the blind, deaf and mute people being healed, the dead being raised and thousands giving their lives to Jesus in small, humble villages in Mozambique, my heart was captured.
He spoke it out again and again, “It is about the power of love in action! And we have to see it here.” I agree!!
Jack also hammered away with truth about working with God as He builds the House of the Lord in our region. Our hearts burned as Jack spoke.
But, it is far too easy to sit in on a God appointed meeting and just observe the beauty of what God is doing and then walk away doing nothing about it. So, I want to come out and come clean about this here today. Here is the prayer that I and this group of pastors prayed together on Sept 22, 2011 at All Saints Church in Saint John, New Brunswick:
Lord Jesus, I thank you for granting me a new opportunity to serve You. I repent of the areas in my heart where I allowed division and self interest to guide my actions. Jesus, I want to see your glory… even to abide as did Moses in Your sacred presence, Master. I consecrate my heart without regard to divisions to your sacred service. Before you I sanctify myself and my church before you to build the House of the Lord in my city. Amen