Solomon Islands Ministries Newsletter (Issue 1)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spiritual Reflection (Day 3)

Today, as we led the Jelambar Corps towards a place of commitment to the vision and mission for their Corps during the final worship service, I felt myself deeply moved by the response of the congregation. Deeper than the emotion of the occasion, I sensed that God's Spirit had really connected with these people and something had shifted in their understanding of God's purpose for their church. While people stepped forward to make a heart commitment and to seal that commitment by placing their name upon it, our team moved among the people and prayed over them as an expression of support and solidarity.

While God chose to use us a vehicle for His blessing to this Corps, we also became the recipients of that blessing. It is difficult to express in words what we felt in those moments, except that we experienced a tangible movement of God's Spirit that intensified our own commitment to the vision that drives the mission of the Noarlunga Corps.

The words of the theme song for the camp used during this call for commitment spoke powerfully to us all:

As we come into your presence Lord
Lifting our heart as one
And with one voice we sing
Promise to be faithful till the end
Forever love you, our God

As for me and my house
We will serve you Lord
Together, forever
We will love you more
Your love is higher than the heavens
Knitted us as one
Great is your unfailing love

The trouble of this world may try
To stand in our way
But the power of your Spirit
Gives us the victory

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