Since our Pastor left, I have had a heavy heart. My personal Bible study has been sporadic, unproductive, lifeless. Why?
I believe with all that is within me, that the Lord sent me to Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, for two reasons.
The first, to see if I would be obedient, to stay in a dead church, to try and bring life. The people love the Lord, but …
I thought bringing and teaching them Scripture Songs, would help them to enjoy learning scriptures and bring life to their music.
They only want to sing the same 20 specials and hymns, over and over. …. failure.
Then I started an Old Testament Bible study.
Reading the Word, verse by verse and connecting Old, New, Hebrews and Christians, ect, ect… some success.
The Second Reason: To introduce the Pastor to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. He is a man that Loves God, has a good knowledge of the parts of the Bible he knows.
He believes in the Holy Spirit, but doesn’t believe the Gifts are for today. He refuses to study and recognize the difference between Tongues and Interpretation, and our Prayer Language .
He is a good Preacher, (no Billy Graham), and speaks a good message, but it lacks power and authority.
So he teaches what he knows well, but without power, there is not much growth.
In this I failed and that is why I have a heavy heart.
A new man is at the church now, another Godly man who Preaches a good word, but we have the same problem.
So my question today is, what now Lord?
Am I free to leave, will I ever find a door of utterance open, a pulpit to proclaim your love?
Will I see souls saved? The sick healed, delivered, set free?
Lord, help…. Amen