A Note from Pastor Rick: Something Happened at Wellspring this Past Sunday
Lots of things, undoubtedly. But the main thing is that the Lord showed up in a unique way during our time of worship. We shifted from a time of the visitation of God’s presence during worship to an engagement in prayer with the Lord for the birthing of renewal in our midst.
We have been in a season of restoration at Wellspring. It continues apace. This past Sunday felt like a significant breakthrough forward. We have been called “back to the future” to embrace a vision statement we had walked in years ago. The first part of that statement declares that we are called to be a “catalyst of spiritual renewal and revival.” We have been teaching on that for the past few weeks. On Sunday, spiritual renewal and the seeds of revival were being catalyzed in our midst.
The challenge for all of us is to open our hearts as fully as possible to what the Lord is doing in our midst. Some of us need heart healing for past disappointments connected to stirrings of renewal, for disappointments with certain things at church, or with God’s people. Is God really doing a renewing work in our midst? Can we authentically claim and proclaim that this is the year of the Lord’s favor? Can we trust enough to hope (again) for a season of God’s favor. A variation of the prayer of the boy’s father in Mark 9 comes to mind: Lord we believe; help our unbelief to believe You for all we have been asking You to do.
The biblical number for agreement is two. The date this past Sunday was 02-02-2020, a palindrome of the number two. God is inviting us to agree with what He is doing in our midst. We don’t yet fully know all that He is doing, but He is releasing what we have been praying for and proclaiming—spiritual renewal and seeds of revival are being released in our midst in real time. So our best response is “Yes, Lord! We agree with all you have for us in this season of your favor.”