Spend Time With Jesus

This year I’ve had some wonderful experiences in my faith life. You only have to read previous posts to find that out or see where that is implied. The last couple of days have not been awesome for me and I think I figured out why.

This is an online blog. What’s printed here goes out to the world. I don’t promise to tell you every little thing about my life, but I will share that sometimes things are off with me. I want to keep sharing about real life faith. It’s not because my candidate didn’t win in the election
[ That was DAYS ago! 😉 ].

Here it is:

I’ve spent a lot of time online and not enough time with Jesus. I believe it’s that simple. (OK, maybe the extra caffeine today didn’t help!)

Please remember the account of Mary and Martha in the Gospel of Luke today and every day. And, remember it especially tomorrow on Thanksgiving.

God bless you!

Luke 10:38-42 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Martha and Mary
38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with [a]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

A New Dance To Watch And Learn

I’m dating myself with this post’s title. If you have ever seen The Archies television show that I watched on Saturday mornings during the 1970s(!), you’ll recognize those seven words as the start of the “new dance” portion of the show. I still remember seeing one called “The Touchdown” that featured Jughead prominently.

Oh, those carefree days before 1980 when terrorists in the U.S. like the SLA and others [Google It – The SLA] were homegrown and mostly stuck to robbing banks. (At least that’s how I perceived it in my preteen years. Wait. You didn’t realize that we had terrorism way back then? It’s not new. The faces are different as well as their beliefs. But I digress and manage to explain while still bleary-eyed…ANyway…)

Recently I’ve been sharing with people I know and people I meet in Vons and Trader Joe’s and other places how I never expected to be attending 3 1/2 hour long worship services, but that’s what I’ve been doing.

This is possibly a “new dance” for you as well. Here’s another “new dance” for you. Ready?

You can watch it live on Youtube!

That’s what I did last night because I was a lot more tired than I had expected to be. I tuned into The Fire & Glory Outpouring while it was happening last night. I got on a little late at 7:46 and was with them until they turned the audio off hours later when the guest speaker (guest blesser?), Ivan Roman, went from person to person blessing them by prophesying over them.

If you know me you realize that this style of worship is not something I’ve been practicing very long. I only started down this path in April of 2016 (this year!) and I continue to get more and more comfortable with worshiping God in this new-to-me, God-and-me-self-stretching, comfort zone-expanding style.

What’s the best way to watch The Outpouring live online? I’m glad you asked! But, some of you are not going to like this. Really ready?

DON’T multitask while watching.

If you have to get up and use the bathroom or get some water or check on the puppy or whatever, then ok. Turn up the volume, go do it and come right back without getting distracted.

What you really want to do is PARTICIPATE in worship.

I found myself saying “Amen” at least a couple times last night because I wasn’t merely “watching a show”.

My “rules” about watching are simply to help you get the most out of watching (PARTICIPATING) by having a real worship experience when you can’t make it to The Outpouring.

Soon The Fire & Glory Outpouring will be moving to Summit Church across from Cal State San Marcos. You can still catch it through Sunday night at Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo. Whether you attend before or after the move it will be Wednesday through Sunday nights at 7:30.

There’s also something you can get more details about at 6 pm on Wednesdays by visiting Living At His Feet Ministries to check the schedule.

The video below is from last week when I attended in Rancho Bernardo. If you watch you will eventually see me lay down on the floor in worship face down. That wasn’t a rule. I simply felt led to do it. Talk about stretching myself in worship! That was definitely a “new dance” for me.

God Bless You!

Be Filled With Wonder!

Charlie