Glad to be in God’s House!

About the picture above: Carlos De Silva sang his heart out to express the transforming power that comes from being in God’s presence!

August 19, 2009

Our prayer focus has been on GPS. It’s an easy way for us to remember the Forest Lake Church’s vision: ‘Passion for God, People and Service’.
Under the Passion for God statement is our commitment for seeking ‘Passionate Spirituality’ and ‘Inspiring Worship’.
How do we experience a dynamic spiritual life that includes both aspects?

Dr. Morris read to us from Psalm 122: “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into God’s House”
It is possible to know gladness of heart even when everything around us seem to be falling apart?

We experience God’s presence when we surrender ourselves to Him and trust Him with filling us with joy!
People came forward as a symbol of surrender and new beginning this past Wednesday night.

When the songs were over and the music stopped, the prayers of praise and thanksgiving continued.

The good news is that inspiring worship is not about us or how we feel at the moment. It’s about believing God’s Word and trusting that He will manifest His power in our lives.


-Pastor Sabine

G.P.S: When We Pray For Vision

August 5, 2009

We have received positive responses from people who are tuning into House of Prayer Experience once per month via internet.

Lin says she appreciated having it available online after a long day at work. It was a refreshing moment for her to see people share their stories, and Dr. Morris’s facilitating prayer times along with Kathy Perno, Dr. Guthrie and the dedicated praise team.

I was also reminded of how H.o.P.E involves a wide variety of Spirit filled people: Jackie Curran with the Florida Living Retirement Center’s Seniors helped put together hundreds of H.o.P.E invitation. Young adults and teens invited their friends to come on Wednesday night!

The result: a sanctuary filled with individuals of various backgrounds opened to experience the miracle of a praying community.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be praying about the vision that moves us forward as a community of believers. ‘GPS’ is an easy way for us to remember that the vision is where we are headed: let’s be a people for whose lives ‘Passion for God, Passion for People and Passion for Service’ is lived out for real.

Praying for your joy…and hope for the journey!

:)Pastor Sabine