What a great Sunday we had this week! Wes and I are enjoying having our sons home with us, and we especially enjoyed having our whole family together in church on Sunday. Both boys got involved in our services: Andrew taught our Junior Church/Sunday School class for the children, and Sam preached in the morning service. Our family also sang together during the morning and evening services. We praise the Lord for what He's doing with all three of our children, and we are experiencing more and more the truth of III John 4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
Wes preached Sunday night on fasting, an often neglected and/or completely forgotten facet of Christianity. I have to admit that I rarely even think of fasting! This sermon got me to thinking about reasons I should fast and what types of fasts I should do. Wes encouraged us to fast in some way this week in preparation for our revival, and I plan to do it. It's a private thing, of course, but I'm glad to have some direction in this area of my life. I hope to see God work in my life and heart during the next week!
This week we're having a prayer meeting every night in preparation for our winter revival that starts next Sunday, January 23. Each meeting is only for about 30 minutes, just long enough to pray together. Tonight (Monday) we had almost everyone in our church there (it's by no means a required meeting!). Wes has mentioned several times that revival doesn't arrive in the back pocket of the preacher, and these prayer meetings are to help us cleanse our hearts and prepare them for revival.
In addition to the services each night, I'm looking forward to the extra fellowship with the guest preacher and his family. They'll be staying in town for the four days of revival, so we'll be feeding them and enjoying their fellowship. I always like that!
Busy days just ahead!