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Waiting for Landfall

A totally amazing day here at Healing Place Church. I’ve already posted about our weekend services, but there is so much more that I got to experience with our staff and volunteers today after church. We had lunch (Popeye’s) with our staff as we gave some final pre-hurricane instructions and just enjoyed a few minutes together before going home to our families. Mark Stermer led us in prayer and we all felt very strengthened by the time spent together.

Then after doing some final prep work at the Highland campus, I got to roll out to check out the Homeland Security shelter at the Donaldsonville Dream Center, delivering some generators, and still so encouraged by the heart of our volunteers. And then earlier this evening, we were asked to provide the leadership for another Homeland Security shelter due to the leadership that had been in place there being unable to continue. So we were honored to be called on to serve in this way and we’ve got some of our people over there taking care of things at the Dutchtown High School shelter at least until after the storm.

I twittered this thought earlier:

Amazing how spiritual leadership rises to the top during times like these. We were just given the leadership to take on another shelter.

I love watching how the family of God leads the charge getting right in the middle of lives in distress.

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One more thing. This weekend in our services I shared a thought from Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. ” I can’t think of a better promise to hold on to tonight – for those who are afraid what may happen with Hurricane Gustav, for those facing other trials like bad news from a doctor, or challenges in their finances… If we will keep our minds focused on him, he will keep us in perfect peace. Psalm 23 says it this way: “…I wil fear no evil for You are with me.”

Tonight, whether you’re in the path of Gustav, or cancer or whatever your storm is, put your mind on him and let him show you his perfect peace.

Good night, and thanks for all the prayers.

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