This week I had the unusual pleasure of speaking to three of my clergy friends from around the US. We had opportunity to share about what God is doing in our ministries and in our lives. My buddy, who has been pastoring for about 7 years, shared with me a story that has captured my attention for the entire week.

Kevin shared that his church has been exploding this year and it was initiated by an unplanned and unscripted event that has changed the way they approach church. They have three services each Sunday and a man battling with drug addiction, which he had met earlier but the congregation did not know, burst into the early service on the first Sunday of the year proclaiming his need and desire for his life to change by the power of God. Kevin explained that instead of three services there was one long service with the move of the Spirit taking them from prayer to singing to messages and again to prayer. Kevin went on to explain that other people in the congregation have come forward to yield their lives to the transforming power of God. People who were previously more concerned with the proper way to do church, the order of worship and making sure that they had on the socially accepted church attire. In what appears from the outside to be an affluent neighborhood where no one has any problems now every week somebody comes down the aisles to have prayer seeking to have their life changed.

Three observations:

People are hurting even if they do not talk about it
People are wearing masks about their lives to protect themselves from being transparent and from being hurt
It only takes one person to take off their mask and talk about their pain who is willing to yield themselves to the power of God to change other people’s attitude about their situations.

Looking forward to the transformation revival

Be Adventurous !
Rev. William T Chaney Jr
Pastor
West Baltimore UMC
5130 Greenwich
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 945-8397
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