God is good and has been good. This whole camp meeting experience has put the pieces of the puzzle of my scrambled past together. Although my past wasn’t the best that I had to offer myself in life, what the enemy intended for evil, the Lord turned around for my good. Some things never made sense to me in any shape, form, or fashion until now. In the 90’s my mother tried her best to have her children around the things of God but unfortunately most churches were dry and needed watering themselves.
The church my mother finally adopted brought you the word of God but lacked the move of the Spirit; and everybody knows that seed can’t grow without water, as well as all water can’t produce seed, but in all actual fact it’s a balance of the two. Well for years I experienced the word of God and no movement of the Spirit of God until 1993 whencame to Lakeland, Florida and demonstrated the power of God with the Word of God hand in hand. I got baptized there in a large pool in the middle of the church when the Spirit of God put me under the water and brought up a new creation.
The problem came about when the revival was over and there was no more water for those dry times in life and no one to explain the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the word of God, or anything that pertained to the things of God so I was spiritually drying up. But then the Lord brought me to this oasis called The River while I was on a journey in this dreadful desert called life without God and for years I struggled with my flesh to answer that altar call, but when I did I was so refreshed, so free that I knew my life would never be the same and I know that everyone that has had a touch from God, that no matter what happens they will fulfill their call even to the point of being a martyr. I’m so thankful and grateful for my Pastor Rodney Howard Browne as well as the staff that work alongside them. –Eric T.
This week during the broadcast was incredible! I was actually unable to make it for one of the nights because I had to work. While leaving work I had the opportunity to lead one of my coworkers to the Lord, and also pray for them to be healed of a cold. When I arrived home I was really fired up so I turned on the broadcast via revival.com and saw Pastor Jennifer talking about going to the next level. Her words were exactly what I needed to hear. I want to press in for more. I immediately changed out of my work clothes and asked my friend to drive to the River so I could work in the call center. Being in the call center is awesome; the people that call in are so hungry for God. I got to pray for salvations, healings, and baptisms in the Holy Ghost. All that stuff is great, but what’s even cooler is when you’re praying for people the presence of God is all over you. I was hungry for God before, now I’m even hungrier! Thank you Jesus!
Being here in the Bible school sometimes feels like being in another planet. Because it is easier to be Christian in this environment. At the same time we are being transformed daily as we grow in the things of God.
As I watch my heart and the motives behind my thoughts, listen to the Holy Spirit, God is pointing things to me. I need to grow more in knowing Him as my Father and let Him Father me.
Today as i was starting to work at the nursery as part of my work study, we watched one of (Rob Bell) Nooma’s d.v.d to start out with devotion. In the d.v.d he was talking about how the bowl in their kitchen table was full of junk such as, little pieces of metal, ball, coins, shoe laces ext. Telling how once he found a little ball in the bowl then asked around the household and nobody in the house knew where that ball came from. Sometimes I pick up things from here and there and then without questioning it for whatever reason, I kind of own them and keep them somewhere in my mind even in my heart. I need to remind myself constantly to think noble, godly and honest things. Also think things that would build others. So that junk thoughts won’t wonder around my thought life. It means to do some cleaning often. The d.v.d was also talking about not hiding our junk from God because He wants us to trust Him and nothing even the worst we could imagine will not make Him love us any less then before. Our God is wonderful….-Hicran M.