And Abraham called that place The LORD will provide. – Genesis 22:14
This past Sunday the Lord taught me a great lesson. I have been thinking for months that He wanted me to start something new. I made sure it was okay for us to use the outside space at Jocassee Valley Brewing Company. I was granted permission and the only invitation I sent was last week’s WMD.
On Saturday, I was about to do what I always do before I preach on Sunday. I usually take prayer walks, study the Word, and just overall try to feel like I’m as clean as I can possibly be. I just felt the Lord say, “Don’t do any of that stuff.” Of course, I kept wondering if that was really His voice. Before we headed to church, I thought I’d text some people, make a post on Facebook, or something to get people to come. Once again, the Lord said, “Don’t do any of that stuff.”
We were going to start at 9:00. About 8:50 Tonya and I arrived. There was nobody there. In my heart, I immediately thought, “This was just a test from God to see if I’d do what He asked me to do. Nobody is coming. I’m probably just supposed to pray with my wife and then just head on home.” Then, a couple arrived. We began to pray together. Then, another couple arrived while we were praying. It ended up being one of the nicest times in the Lord I’ve ever had. Instead of me getting all “cleaned up” and then preaching, we just all got cleaned up together. I loved feeling perfectly refreshed and perfectly renewed. I’m looking so forward to doing it again.
You are invited to The Wilderness at 9:00.
Jocassee Valley Brewing Company
Salem, SC 29676