I am so tired! It has been a long weekend but a truly amazing weekend though! Brother Brackett preached three times today and although I only heard two of them, they were so good! This morning he preached on 1 Peter 5 and how we are to be sober and vigilant no matter if we are going through good times or times of suffering. And then tonight he preached on Luke 15 and the prodigal son. In tonight's message, he brought out that both sons were prodigal and that even though the oldest was at home working in the fields, his heart was not truly there. We can be the same way and come to church every time the doors are open, serve in different ministry's and look like we are the perfect church member, but the question is, is our heart and our life in a close relationship with God. Very, very convicting!
We had a fellowship after tonight's services and ate the last of the
Stone Soup. We wanted to have a fire pit and singing to end Revival
but because there is still an open fire ban, we set some tables outside and enjoyed some good food and fellowship.
I love the places the kids go to sit and eat their food with their friends!
I love revival and hate to see it end. I have been challenged to grow and change some things in my spiritual life and am praying for God to help me in the areas he has convicted me of. Praising God for giving our church this time of Revival and praying we continue to seek revival in our own personal lives even after the Brackett family leaves.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.