"Last weekend, the worship leaders in my town got together. Just to worship. Just to be together and hopefully encourage one another and tighten our connections to each other while praising God together. It was the first time we had done this. We had 10 people there and represented 5 different churches in town. No one led – we asked the Holy Spirit to do that. We simply read 1 Corinthians 14:26, prayed, and let happen whatever was going to happen.
And happen it did.
What we experienced was 2 solid hours of worship, prayer, prophecy and scripture. We experienced a flow that was uninterrupted and yet was not orchestrated by any one person. In fact, there was no discernable leader at all other than God. We sang. We prayed. We danced. We heard from God. We worshipped Him. It was truly an incredible night...."
This is a small portion of a blog from Karyn Baker at the Salvation Army. My daughter and I (Beth and Sam) were deeply blessed to have been a part of this amazing evening. I shared on Sunday something of the power and freedom we experienced last Friday night but am finding it difficult to find the words to convery fully just how important I feel these meetings are. I have worshipped with these people in this setting once before and felt then as I do now that we, the believers in Banbury, are on the precipice of amazing blessing; a new work, an outpouring, something beautiful that the Lord will create out of us in unity but not out of us alone. Christians in Banbury are being drawn in, threads from different places, different colours, different materials, different outlooks, different talents and different experiences, all being woven into the most incredible artwork. I'm excitedly waiting for it to explode. Messily. Graciously. Awesomely. God is truly good.